Its November and in Ohio that means SLOW DOWN drivers

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by chickchoon1, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. chickchoon1

    chickchoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you're out dusk-dawn and especially near wooded areas. People have their heads too full of themselves and aside from causing deer misery they could get themselves/their vehicles damaged.Got another roadkill doe this a.m. that was probably 3-4 hrs in but am soooo sick of seeing waste and am learning to, thanks to neighbor n my son to process. Have a few chunks in freezer from the last roadkill 3 wks ago so will have a several meals worth now. I am very very grateful for the food but am heartbroken so many humans leave the meat to rot. Point is....SLOW DOWN......not that important to pick up your pizza or get to work 5 minutes earlier or whatever I have heard people say. Venison has proved very good tho!
     
  2. I agree. Pretty much anywhere in the North--if there is snow, cut your speed by half!
     
  3. chickchoon1

    chickchoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can understand keeping speed up on the freeways but if you are on a highway/rural rds/byway(whatever that is but...) and there are trees less than 20' from road(snow or NOT) and its Nov-Jan try to think a touch harder on what can happen. Granted I have lived here decades but even longtime people here are in too much hurry(it seems).On my rd.people whiz by appx. 50 without too much damage, usually, but this time of year its a given(thats what I learned) that deer cross in volume and often and I don't see what the problem with slowing to 40 and watching the road extremely well would hurt. VENT.I learned to slow down because going to work at 3 am showed me where deer cross and when having slowed down to 45 I still managed to get my car "kicked" by crossing deer. Twice.They made it across JUST in time to do that. Its processed now and in the freezer/etc so hope to calm down.
     
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  5. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    You can slow down and be careful, but sometimes (quite often) a deer auto collision is just unavoidable. If a buck is hiding in the shadows, then charges out at you at night, well you just can't help it. I'm surely not going to put myself in a ditch or injure someone else trying to miss a deer. I've hit two, and I consider myself a safe driver. They just ran out in front of me and there was nothing I could do.
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    x2. I've only "hit" one deer, if you can call it that. It wasn't even at night, but midday, around lunch time, bright and sunny out. I was driving down the road, minding my own business, then BAM. I didn't even realize what had happened until I looked in my rear view mirror and saw the deer flopping around in the road. It ran head first into the back door on the drivers side of my car, so I think its pretty safe to say it was his fault. Of course, I still felt terrible. And, there's no loading a deer into the back seat or trunk of my car. Luckily another driver happened along just after it hit me. He put it out of its misery and loaded it into the back of his truck to take home.
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  7. chickchoon1

    chickchoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I DON'T ever swerve to avoid a hit. I have hit many small animals then had to kill them manually so I get the not swerving part. I see deer hits often on my route home in 35 mph areas that are(should be) well known for deer crossings. More often than not people are preoccupied and its imperative to pay attention this time of year especially.Had to process another hit last week and although I am grateful for the meat, peoples impatience is obvious on this particular road. I watch it daily.Nothing to be done about it but hope people can learn rural driving as I have.
     

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