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fishon Oct 8, 1:56 p.m.
dgcreech So you were able to hit the brakes for a deer, then speed up so it would hit your car lower and keep it from coming into the windshield.
As someone who has had several deer vs car episodes in which there is zero time to react, yours is one of the most ridiculous comments I have ever read with regards to hitting a deer with a vehicle.
btneast Oct 8, 1:53 p.m.
We brought the deer here several years ago, because some liberals thought they looked nice in the woods and fields,,,
What???? The deer have always been here, no one brought deer into this area.....
Rdubya Oct 8, 8:26 a.m.
A deer can become a 100 (plus) lb. projectile when colliding with a vehicle. Be careful out there folks.
mautry Oct 5, 7:18 p.m.
i agree with willemakeit, bicyclists are far more dangerous. they don't pay attention to horns (no pun) either
Mustange Oct 5, 5:43 p.m.
Down here running deer with dogs causes deer hunters and deer accidents. Dogs run deer out into traffic hunters in trucks all over the highways etc. Dog hunting should be banned 20 years ago not so bad but now days with the woods thinning out not to good. Climb a stand and still hunt.
oleguy Oct 5, 5:18 p.m.
Need to increase hunting limits,,, We brought the deer here several years ago, because some liberals thought they looked nice in the woods and fields,,, With no natural enemies they really exploded in population,, Now we suffer major $$$$ in auto damage,,,
WooHoo2You Oct 5, 4:36 p.m.
Actually, the greater threat to motorists are bicyclists and those little DUI scooters.-willemakeit
Strange, I have never left 20+ feet of my tire on the pavement for either of those but have countless times a deer…
Big Mike Oct 5, 4:26 p.m.
Had a buck run out in front of me twoo weeks ago at full speed while I was traveling 45 mph on Russell Rd in North Durham...talk about deer in the head light look..I could count the hair on it's head it was that close to landing on my hood...I have no clue how I missed him..think my BP went to about 200 for a few minutes...that was close!
dgcreech Oct 5, 4:18 p.m.
Blowing the horn really doesn't help, it confuses them more unfortunately. I did learn though - with most current vehicles on the road today, when you jam on the brakes, your bumper goes lower. The lower it is (with today's designs of sloped hoods) you have a higher chance of a deer coming into your windshield. If you are able to think quickly enough, you should indeed hit the brake hard (to stop quickly) but if you know you will hit it, you should dramatically accelerate. This will raise your bumper, and that portion of your vehicle will take the brunt force of the impact with a much lower risk of the animal coming into your vehicle. It worked for me!
Outlaw Josey Wales Oct 5, 4:06 p.m.
Extend the hunting season and remove all bag limits. The deer hunters will take care of the problem.
more cowbell Oct 5, 4:04 p.m.
Actually, the greater threat to motorists are bicyclists and those little DUI scooters.
simplelogic Oct 5, 4:01 p.m.
I suspect the death toll is probably higher. If someone swerves to avoid hitting a deer and hits a tree instead, it's too easy to assume they just fell asleep at the wheel, or were distracted in some way. Without witnesses who would know differently?
Firedog201 Oct 5, 4:01 p.m.
the fact that collisions go up in Oct - Dec has NOTHING to do with hunting season. It has everything to do with mating season and the increased movement that causes..
evenflow2005 Oct 5, 3:57 p.m.
More deer ? or man clearing more forestation, the developers developing more areas, diminishing wildlife all around the Raleigh area. I like the way the articles always read, more deer seen in more densly populated areas. Thats because they have nowhere else to go.
denisdh Oct 5, 3:23 p.m.
To late for me Oct 3 took out a 9 pointer and $6k damage. All good advise in the article
Published: 2008-01-11 14:37:00
Updated: 2010-06-21 13:53:03