Deer and drivers: What to do (and what not to do) to avoid a serious collision

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By Megan Gillis, Ottawa Sun, November 10, 2018

“To swerve or not to swerve? That is the question,” according to Leeds County OPP.

Spoiler: Don’t swerve.

Officers in the Brockville-area detachment have mopped up a string of recent car versus deer crashes. No humans were hurt, but police still offered some advice for motorists in a release:

  • Be especially on guard from sunset to midnight and around dusk and dawn, the highest risk times for deer-vehicle collisions. Drive with caution in areas with large deer populations and remember that deer seldom run alone.