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Advice on Deer Vehicle collisions

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Deer Vehicle Collisions

This time of year often brings with it a rise in deer vehicle collisions. The following advice is what to do if you are involved in one, or become aware of a situation in which you might need to know what to do next.

STAY SAFE AND REPORT THE INCIDENT

If you see an injured deer on the roadside?

– Pull over at a safe place
– Call the Police.
– Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words)
– They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists.
– Do not try to assist or move the deer as this can put you in danger.

If you hit a deer while driving, your priorities, in this order, are:

– Keep yourself and anyone with you as safe as you can
– Park your car in the safest place with hazard lights on.
– Call an ambulance if human injuries warrant it
– Call the Police

If the deer is alive and still visible at roadside:

– It is best not to approach it. Doing so may cause it to run across traffic causing another accident.
– Do not move or handle live deer, this needs a trained specialist. Do not attempt to place it in your car.
– Call the Police.
– Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words)
– They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists.

For full advice, please visit – https://www.bds.org.uk/information-advice/issues-with-deer/advice-for-drivers/