With the sun setting earlier, drivers should be more attentive on the roads due to the time change this weekend. The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission warns that deer sightings during commutes may increase. It is important to remain calm and exercise caution in such situations.
Avoid swerving or abruptly braking to avoid colliding with a deer, as these are the worst actions to take. Instead, reduce your speed, particularly in rural areas.
If you do hit a deer, safely pull your vehicle out of the traffic lane and activate your hazard lights. Do not hesitate to call the police if assistance is needed..