Deer in The Headlights: Review Your Auto Insurance

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Check your auto insurance policy in Oakley, CA, for coverage on auto-animal collisions.

Fall can bring a time of fun for all while pumpkin picking, and enjoying the bright autumn colors, unfortunately, the likelihood of striking an animal, a deer, more than doubles during the fall season. From October through December, there is increased deer movement around dawn and dusk as well as peaking in breeding season. This near doubles the risk for auto-deer collisions.

Many of the wildlife-vehicle collisions are preventable. To avoid a run in with any animal, be extra cautious at dawn and dusk while driving, scan the road ahead of you, and slow down significantly when traveling through areas with a high and active wildlife population. While commuting to and from work this autumn, be sure to keep a sharp eye out for Bambi and friends.

In 2013, there were 191 deaths caused from a collision with animals, with deer being the animal most often struck. Additional, the average post per claim was over $4,000 for damages to the vehicle and medical bills. Don’t be left like a deer in the headlights when you are faced with expenses from a collision. Check that your auto insurance has coverage to provide you with the protection in this circumstance.

Contact Agers Insurance Services for all of your Oakley and northern California auto insurance needs!