Killaloe OPP See Spike in Collisions With Animals

Killaloe OPP are out with warnings about safe summer driving after a spike in collisions with wildlife. 

Since April 23rd until May 6th Killaloe OPP responded to 18 car accidents involving wildlife, primarily deer. 

The Police say there are a few techniques people can practice to prevent serious vehicle damage, serious injury, or even death. 

Be vigilant during morning and evening commutes as visibility is reduced and animals are more active, reduce your speed, pay attention to signage that says high deer traffic area, practice defensive driving, scan the side of the road for animals and remember that deer never travel alone.

If you need to avoid a deer on the road, brake firmly and stay in your lane, so you do not lose control of your vehicle and don't cause an accident with another vehicle on the road.