On Tuesday, police responded to two separate collisions involving wildlife.
The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind motorists to drive with extra care and attention, especially during dusk and dawn, which is when most collisions with wildlife occur.
Reduce your risk by:
– Watching your speed – if you’re going too fast, your ability to react is greatly compromised
– Driving defensively – be prepared, especially when driving during times when visibility is reduced and fields or forests are nearby
– Use your high beams – turning these lights on when applicable may help you see an animal up ahead as the light reflects from their eyes. Look towards both shoulders of the roadway.
– Don’t swerve – quick evasive actions may take you into the path of an oncoming vehicle or into a ditch. Slow down and brake while remaining in control of your vehicle.