Michigan Deer Crash Coalition

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What Motorcyclists Can Do to Avoid Deer Crashes

Be alert for deer whenever they ride. Deer-vehicle crashes happen in urban, suburban and rural areas. 

  • Slow down. Decreasing speed gives a motorcyclist more time to spot an animal and react.
  • Cover the brakes to reduce reaction time. 
  • Use high beam headlights and additional driving light when possible. 
  • If riding in a group, spread out riders in a staggered formation. If one rider hits a deer, this will lessen the chance that other riders will be involved. 
  • Wear protective gear at all times.