Welcome to the Drive Alive Web site.
This site is for
parents, teens and businesses in Indiana. The
site has information that can help parents prepare teen
drivers for the road ahead. The goal is to reduce teen
deaths on local roads!
During the fall and winter months deer travel during
evening and early morning hours. Although deer
vehicle accidents are highest during hunting season
(October through December, peaking in November)
you live in an area with deer ALWAYS BE ALERT and
drive with caution.
Buckle up - ALWAYS!
Deer crossing signs
are placed in areas where deer are prevalent, so
be alert! If you see deer, slow down as much as
possible and proceed with caution.
Deer seldom travel
alone, so if you see one deer there are
likely going to be more.
Keep a mental note
of locations where you’ve seen deer in the past.
Watch for the
reflection of deer eyes and silhouettes on the
sides of the road.
Use high beam
headlights when possible; this will allow
you to better see the eyes of the deer.
Blink your high
beams at the deer. Deer seem to be in a
trance when they see headlights; by blinking
your headlights at them, it seems to wake them
If you do see deer
in your path, turn on your hazard lights so that
other motorist are aware of deer ahead.
When most drivers swerve to avoid hitting a
deer, they hit another object instead, like a
tree or another vehicle.
When hitting a deer
is unavoidable, think fast and be aware of
the situation. Apply your breaks until the last
second of impact, then release the brakes which
should propel the deer away from your vehicle
instead of on the hood or windshield.
If you hit a deer
call 911 and follow their instructions. If
the deer is alive or injured, avoid all contact
and move away.
Stay alert, always
wear your seatbelt and drive at a safe, sensible
speed for the road conditions.