Letter to the Editor: Be aware of deer when traveling I-80 | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: Be aware of deer when traveling I-80

Hi Truckee/Tahoe drivers. I hit a deer last Friday night driving up I-80 westbound at Donner Summit rest area around 9 p.m. and it wrecked my hood. I was fortunate to brake hard as soon as I saw it and no one was injured.

I did some research, and this was the wrong time of year to be cruising at 70 mph in the dark. June fawning and the October-November breeding season are peak periods for deer activity on our roadways statewide.

Save yourself and your passengers possible injury (or at least an insurance deductible) and, of course, the deer. Slow down and scan the sides of the road so that you can react quickly if a deer crosses your path.

Also be aware of other traffic on the road. You don’t want to swerve into an occupied lane and make an imminent collision worse. Take it from me.

Michael Collins


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