Buena Vista, Colorado – April 15, 2015 – Colorado-based tow service Alpine Towing & Recovery is stressing the importance of wildlife awareness to decrease accidents on the road. Their team deals with many accidents that stem from drivers’ responses to animals unexpectedly crossing the road, making it important to know how to minimize these risks.
According to the Humane Society, vehicles hit one million animals each day in the United States. Furthermore, many of these accidents also take human lives and cause property damage, making it a serious issue that can cause many different kinds of damages.
When driving on the roads, there are several things that you can do to minimize the risk of hitting an animal. Always keep your eyes peeled,with greater awareness you are more likely to see wildlife on the edges of the road. Always keep your headlights on at night; your headlights may helpfully reflect off of their eyes and alert you to their presence. Additionally, gaining an understanding of animal behaviors and tendencies can help to avoid an accident.
Wildlife is most active at dawn and dusk and are normally drawn to less active, clear stretches of road. These animals usually move in groups so if you see one, there are probably others near by that you should watch out for. If you spot an animal on the roadside, anticipate them crossing your path: even if they already crossed or aren’t facing your direction, they frequently change their course, especially when spooked by vehicles. If you encounter wildlife near your vehicle slow down and try to alert other drivers by using warning lights.
With their years of experience in the field, Alpine Towing & Recovery understands the dangers of not being aware of animals on the road. If you want to increase your safety and avoid having to call a tow service, keep the tips above in mind at all times. If you everdo need help on the road, give them a call anytime at 1-800-TOW-2-TOW.
About Alpine Towing
Alpine Towing & Recovery is a trusted tow service that provides service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to residents of Buena Vista, Lake George, Salida and Woodland Park. Their reliable tow truck drivers and commitment to quality is what drives them to continue to provide help and education for those driving on local roads. For more information, visit http://www.alpinetowing.net/.