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SEMCOG reminds drivers to buckle up, stay awake, alert, and slow down — remembering that safety belts are the best defense in any collision. Also, be alert for deer in the spring and fall, especially at dawn and dusk — heeding deer crossing and speed limit signs, particularly on two-lane roads.
If a crash is unavoidable, SEMCOG cautions drivers: not to swerve out of their lane to avoid deer. Instead, drivers should brake firmly while securely gripping the steering wheel to bring the car to a controlled stop. Then safely steer your vehicle off to the side of the road.