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Deer Vehicle Collisions

By The Parish Clerk Stockbridge Parish Council

Friday, 18 June 2021

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Be aware of what to do if your vehicle collides with a deer

This time of year often brings with it a rise in deer vehicle collisions. The following advice is what to do if you are involved in one, or become aware of a situation in which you might need to know what to do next.

STAY SAFE AND REPORT THE INCIDENT

If you see an injured deer on the roadside?

- Pull over at a safe place
- Call the Police.
- Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words)
- They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists.
- Do not try to assist or move the deer as this can put you in danger.

If you hit a deer while driving, your priorities, in this order, are:

- Keep yourself and anyone with you as safe as you can
- Park your car in the safest place with hazard lights on.
- Call an ambulance if human injuries warrant it
- Call the Police

If the deer is alive and still visible at roadside:

- It is best not to approach it. Doing so may cause it to run across traffic causing another accident.
- Do not move or handle live deer, this needs a trained specialist. Do not attempt to place it in your car.
- Call the Police.
- Giving as precise a location as you can (eg What3Words)
- They will deal with the situation and have access to specialists.

For full advice, please visit - https://www.bds.org.uk/information-advice/issues-with-deer/advice-for-drivers/

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