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Old 09-29-2015, 10:10 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by mike837go View Post
Build a set of habits and hope & pray they work.
At the end of the day, that's about all we've got isn't it? No single set of actions will always work.

Primary objective: keep occupants of my vehicle alive.
Secondary objective: keep occupants of other vehicles alive.
Tertiary objective: minimize damage to property.

I'd rather claim on property insurance than life insurance.


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Old 09-29-2015, 10:24 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Camper_bob View Post
I'd rather claim on property insurance than life insurance.
Agreed 110%!

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Old 09-29-2015, 12:41 PM   #13
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Hey, I'm doing better. This morning around 5AM a ran straight over a jackrabbit. Just like the hawk, he came off the side of the road from nowhere. Luckily for thumper (maybe), the tires must have straddled him because I didn't hear a thump.
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:22 AM   #14
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This is a good thread. I'm learning that there are both good and bad points to reacting by swerving to avoid a critter. If its a small one, it will most likely meet its maker with me behind the wheel. If its a large animal, I'll take the best safest evasive maneuver I can to avoid it and other traffic.
For these reasons, I travel in the right lane whenever possible, and reduce my speeds when on country roads.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:11 PM   #15
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Hitting an animal can be expensive. I have hit two deer and two dogs in 40+ driving years so I can testify to that.
But a friend swerved his truck to avoid an animal and jack knived before rolling the new 4x4 4dr truck and the trailer hauling 4 fourwheelers. All were a total loss.
In the end, you do what you think is right and pray for the best. Nobody was killed.


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