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Old 01-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Heywood J Heywood J is offline
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Originally Posted by MountainHawk View Post
You've never actually seen a deer, have you?

Most of these collisions aren't poor timing, they are because the deer freeze in the headlights.
Never been on a collision course with one, no. However, driving dynamics don't change with deer's behavior. If it stays in place, you swerve around it. It takes a lot less distance to change a lane than to come to a complete stop. Unless you're coming up on a brick wall that for some reason suddenly snuck up on you, hard braking is a suboptimal avoidance maneuver.

The reason humans have trouble with deer is that they don't have enough distance to react to it, especially at nighttime.
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