Deer tend to travel in herds, so if you see one, look out for more. Keep an eye out for deer-crossing signs. Reduce your speed when you see a sign. Deer are more active during dawn and dusk, so be extra conscious during these times, and watch your speed. Make sure your headlights are working properly. Using high beams can help you spot wildlife, but be considerate of other drivers. Stay focused while driving. Do not text, talk on your phone or allow passengers to distract you. What to do after a deer accident: Stay calm. If you can, move your vehicle to a safe place, like a highway shoulder, and turn on your hazard lights. Stay away from the deer. A frightened or wounded deer can lash out and hurt you. If you can't move your car or the deer carcass is blocking traffic, alert the authorities so they can clear the roadway. Document the incident by taking photos of your vehicle damage, the roadway and any injuries sustained. Check to see if your vehicle is safe to operate. Check for leaking fluid, damaged lights and loose parts. When in doubt, call a tow truck. Missouri consumers can call the department's Insurance Consumer Hotline at 1-800-726-7390 with questions on deer accidents or go to the department's website at www.insurance.mo.gov for additional resources.