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Don't swerve! Hit the brakes and hit the deer!!!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by inthefrey, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. inthefrey

    inthefrey Moved on...

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  2. ray9898

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    Its not just deer, people swerve for rabbits, dogs, cats and any variety of animals.
     

  3. JW1178

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    Often people will swerve as the animal reacts to try to get out of the way and end up colliding anyways.
     
  4. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    There are many possible actions to object in road. I have steered around deer/people. Like most everything what works for you is not always best for everyone.
    Stay in lane, hit brakes/hold on is basic. With anti lock brakes its the best for most folks. Simple, easy, safe.
    IF you can go beyond that its worth looking into a SLIGHT change of direction. Just a hint keeping more room between you, traffic ahead, watching more then just road gives you extra seconds.
    So if you panic/caught unaware hit the brakes.
    I have been in two accidents where person infront of me panic stops, I have not had room to safely go left/right so I stop behind them. Car behind me does NOT stop and plows into me a +40mph. When I have had room to safely go around obstruction I have gotted to go back on foot and see how badly the guy riding my tail hit it. (I may not be as sympathetic as I should) They hit the deer, I got the meat. :)
    The faster you drive the less options you have. We had first rain in month with heavy fog. Folks driving 75++ on interstate. I am sure it will "buff right out" I stayed just under 70 (only because I was in hurry) and was dang near outdriving my visibility.
     
  5. DaneA

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    Aim for the head as to not damage as much meat.


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  6. Smokin45

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    No doubt if an animal runs in front of me its getting mowed down, no matter what it is two legged or four. On a side note I ran over a cow once :shocked:
     
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  7. Smokin45

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    Well, ran INTO a cow I should say
     
  8. Random

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    My car is 4ft tall. If I hit a deer I'm wearing that deer.
     
  9. Chesafreak

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    I also believe it better to hit the deer than to swerve and hit something else or run off the road. My ex wife ran off the road when trying to miss a deer and without a dead deer carcass and police report, insurance co. assumed that she just lost control and tried to blame it on a deer.
     
  10. DaneA

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    Ok how did you NOT see that?


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  11. Bow Commander

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    ...which goes against natural instinct. You can tell people not to swerve 'til you're blue in the face. Doesn't necessarily affect how they'll react when the time comes.

    But I agree. Hit the *amn thing!
     
  12. Gareth68

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    Deer are quick, sometimes you gotta swerve a little to get the bastages.
     
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  13. IGotIt

    IGotIt No Demlibtards

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    Coyotes too!
     
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    Put those deer alerts on the front. Those things will sucker them right in.
     
  15. vart

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    She is at fault if she swerves and loses control. If she swerves, hits the deer, then loses control it's a not at fault accident...

    Always hit the deer...:cool:
     
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    I drive a lot with a GN horse trailer. I've already decided that it's safest for me and the animals to hit anything head-on. Like the Titantic, there will be more damage in an offset collision. Woe to the car that cuts us in front of us. Seems that my extra space between me and the vehicle in front is an invitation to pull out.
     
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    na just aim for where animal was when seen , and when you get there it will gone. im thinking unless its a bear or moose people can slam on brakes and be fine , so far i have . plus im sure speed is a factor . plus if it is you time to go you will go no matter what
     
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    i think i will continue swerving on the bike. i made a rule. if im going to go, im going big.
     
  20. Caver 60

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    Had a guy on a bike with a helmet killed just a few weeks ago near here, when he hit a deer while rounding a not to sharp curve on a bike. Don't know how fast he was going. Dead guy and dead deer right there.