With the first long weekend of the summer behind us, our Facebook news feeds and other social media sites are riddled with traffic accidents and drinking and driving stories. We at Tip Top Auto here in the Oshawa/Bowmanville area wanted to write a quick article about the importance of being aware of your surroundings. This includes wild life.
Did you know that 4 to 8 accidents including large animals (deer, moose, ect) happen every hour in Canada? Everyone shares stories of this and usually there is a comedic undertow to them, but it can be very dangerous.
How to prevent a collision with a wild life animal on those road trips you’re taking this summer:
There are many other common sense precautions you can take while driving this summer and we aren’t going to list all of them. The bottom line is that we are sharing this beautiful province with animals that are going to end up on the roads. It’s important you take your safety and theirs into consideration when using the roads.
Another warning to note – Oshawa has seen many sightings of bears within city limits since the construction of the 407 is forcing them to find food elsewhere. Be aware of wild animals on the roads even within towns and cities! We personally don’t know anyone who has hit a bear with a vehicle, but we are going to guess it would do a lot of damage to your vehicle – and the bear!
At Tip Top Auto we want our customers and all drivers to have fun on the roads, but also be safe! Check back to our blog often for more tips on summer driving survival. If you are in the market for a new-to-you vehicle in the Oshawa or Bowmanville area, give us a call 1-888-363-8935 or check out our online inventory!