Thursday, June 4, 2020

Police warn motorists to ‘watch for wildlife’

Chatham-Kent Police Service officials allege: Last night between 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. police responded to two separate incidents of collisions involving deer.

The first occurred on Charing Cross Road while the latter occurred on Longwoods Road.

Luckily, the drivers were not physically injured.

The Chatham-Kent Police would like to remind those driving between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at both dawn and dusk to please use caution as that is when most collisions with wildlife occur.

If you’re driving during these times, please:

– Watch your Speed – sometimes collisions can be avoided if you have time to slow down

– Scan the Road – scanning ahead for animals may help you see them before they cross your path – watch for their reflective eyes and use your high beam headlights when possible

– Slow Down don’t Swerve – if an animal is on the road, brake gently to slow down – do not swerve or make sudden movements to avoid them as it is important that your reaction to avoid wildlife does not endanger yourself or other drivers on the road.

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