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How the NBG truck driver avoided collision with an animal

How the NBG truck driver avoided collision with an animal

On this video you can see how our professional driver avoided collision with an animal.

Also, you can read Tips how to avoid that:

  1. Slow Down:The most important way to avoid collisions with wildlife is to slow down and observe the speed limit.  Give yourself more time to brake if an animal darts in your path, especially if you are driving in areas with high deer populations. Pay attention to those wildlife crossing signs! They’re posted in areas known for being active for wildlife encounters.
  2. Use Your Eyes:Don’t rely on hood whistles and other devices to scare away deer. The most effective way to avoid a collision is to keep your eyes on the road.  At night, look for glowing eyes (“eye-shine”) of animals in the distance. Enlist your passengers to help you watch for wildlife on or near the road as well.  Four eyes are better than two.
  3. Be Mindful of Peak Areas and Times:Be on your highest alert at dusk and dawn, when many animals are most active. Deer are most active between 6 and 9 pm — a time when most drivers find it difficult to see. We also tend to be most sleepy and less alert behind the wheel during this time. Also note times of year: Early fall is usually mating season for animals, such as moose, and they are tracking scents. Deer are most active during their breeding season in the fall from October to early January. Springtime is when most wildlife families with their young are on the move as well.
  4. Don’t Tailgate:Keep a safe distance between you and the car in front of you to avoid any unnecessary accidents. If that driver brakes suddenly for an animal in the road, you won’t be able to react in enough time.
  5. Use Your Brights:Your high-beam lights are there for a reason, don’t be afraid to use them.  Brighter lights will increase your visibility. Just be courteous and be sure to turn them off when an oncoming car is traveling within 500 feet of you.
  6. Remember Deer Travel in Herds:When you spot one deer crossing the road, another is likely to be right behind. Slow down and watch for others that may be tagging along.
  7. Use the Center Lane (when it is allowed):If driving on a multi-lane highway, use the center lane whenever possible to give a wide berth to grazing deer along roadways.
  8. Use Your Horn:If an animal is standing on or near the road, try flashing your lights or honking in a series of short bursts to encourage the animal to leave the area before you proceed. Give them a flash or honk to scare them out of the way. This will also help to alert other drivers to slow down or stop.
  9. Stay in Control:If a collision is unavoidable, remain calm and do your best to keep control of the truck. Swerving out of the way of wildlife can usually make things worse, causing you to lose control or possibly collide with another oncoming vehicle. Colliding with a tree or other vehicle causes more injuries than hitting an animal. Do all you can to lessen the impact by pressing on the brakes firmly and at the moment of impact letting off of them. Braking on impact can cause the hood of your vehicle to dip down and push the animal through the windshield. While staying in your lane is generally the safest option, if you suddenly encounter a large animal, such as an adult moose, you may want to swerve as long as it is safe to do so and you have control of the truck.

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