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Wildlife and Driving Precautions in the Winter

In the northern regions of the United States, you could have a collision with wildlife and even more, so it is hard to detect them while driving in blustery snow. A Moose whistle which is placed on the front of a vehicle may help. It makes a sound somewhat like a dog whistle that only the moose, deer and other wildlife animals can detect. The moose whistle is a tool to help alert the precious wildlife to stay back from your area and your moving vehicle.

One of the most common animals to come into a collision with a vehicle is a deer and this type of collision could cost you dearly.

How can you be more careful to avoid this? Learn more about the deer’s habits. Deer has a natural camouflage and detecting them while driving can be difficult if you are on an interstate and driving at high speeds. It is easier to spot them during the day, but in the early morning hours and evenings this can be a challenge.

During the fall and November, it is particularly more of a danger for both a driver and a deer when they are looking for food in the winter and mostly in the mountains. Keep an eye out if you are on a road protected by deer fence and keep special attention to where the fences begin and end, as deer can cross in these areas. Also look for signs like roadside fences broken down and be sure to slow down in these areas.

Hitting a deer can cause severe injury to the animal and damages to your vehicle and injuries to you and your passengers as well.

The moose are also another animal to look out for and can cause more severe injuries and damage all the way around since a moose is much bigger than a deer. The injuries that occur when colliding with a moose are head and neck injuries since the moose is much taller and bigger and the full body weight with the windshield of many vehicles is common.

Travel carefully if in the areas of wildlife and know that the early morning hours from 4 am to 6 am and the evening hours from 6 pm to 11 pm are the most dangerous for the animals and drivers alike.

 

 

 

Photo courtesy of Raylaen at Pixabay.com

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Money Saving Tips for Summer Vacation Travel

roadtripfamilyThe tips in this article are for saving money if you are flying or renting a car for travel.

Air Travel

Airfare rates go up and down on a daily basis it seems, but a little research can save you a bundle and get the cheapest rates. There are sites out there that can help you find good deals like CheapFlight.com.

Car Rental

It’s the extra’s that can cost you more, but with a bit of thinking ahead you can keep that money in your pocket for travel. Rental car companies can charge you for a GPS system and child safety seats. Bring your own. Considering what type of cell phone you have, there are apps for GPS that you can download into your phone. If you are not sure which one will work for you contact your phone provider for assistance.

If you have a child, you already have a car seat for them. Bring it along when renting a car for travel, as many rental companies allow this.

If you are traveling state to state or city to city, you will probably access toll roads that use electronic toll systems (e-tolls). These toll systems are to help traffic flow better without having to stop at toll booth. You may want to get a toll pass (SunPass) here in Florida so you are assured that your tolls will be paid for ahead of time.

Stopping for a bite to eat

Check out restaurants along your route by going to their websites. Most have menus and coupons or days for discounts. A little research ahead or using your cell phone can save you lots.

Happy Traveling

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Courtesy of digitalart at FreedigitalPhotos.net

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