Safety Tips to Avoid Bear Involved Car Wrecks

The weather is finally warming up, which means hibernation season is over and your risk of running into a bear on the road is even greater.

But there are a few safety measures you can take to avoid crashing your car and harming anyone else.

Sergeant Rhae Stertz says people need to be extremely careful driving around this time of the year. "They are coming out of hibernation now so I guess just be on the lookout for them," said Stertz, "They're out especially at night between dawn and dusk which is when they're out the busiest."

Stertz also says swerving to avoid the animal is the worst thing you can do, because you run the risk of rolling your car or hitting someone else.

She says the easiest way to maintain control of your vehicle is to drive with both hands on the wheel, and don't speed. Also remember to always wear your seat belt, and drive with minimal distractions.

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