As much as driving at speed might enthrall you, there is always the risk of unfortunate collisions with poor animals which can be both domesticated, stray or even some of an elusive wild animal like elk, deer, raccoon or bears. Although a collision with wild animals in the urban U.S. is not so common when you are driving in the countryside, you might often stumble into one and heavens forbid, if you drive into one, there comes complication.

In the US, what should you do if you drive into a wild animal?

While driving into stray cats, dogs, pigs, sheep, goats, mules or small cattle might leave them injured and you along with your car less harmed, when it comes to large animals like horses, bears, wolves, deer, etc. it can cause serious damage to both you, the creature on the road and also your car.

Set Up A Dash Cam For Security Monitoring

Once you have collided with or run over any animal, you might feel confused, panicked and morally down. But a dash camera is your precaution to prove to legal authorities about the accident. The Campark R10 Rearview Mirror with Dash Cam video streaming and a backup camera can be your perfect choice as it looks sleek and lets you adjust the 170-degree front-view angle according to your convenience with simple touch screen technology.

1080P and 720P video resolution with in-built speaker and microphone, the volume of which is adjustable will capture the whole journey in high-quality video. It can withstand -4 to 170 degree Fahrenheit temperature and can shoot videos even in rain and at night.    

Keep Law Enforcement Bodies Informed

The best and most important step to take after you have driven into an animal, regardless of whether it is dead or alive, mildly or severely injured, is to call the local police and inform them about the whole accident. At the same time, check the dashboard camera to ensure that you have the evidence of the whole accident.

In the US, what should you do if you drive into a wild animal?

Animals like cattle, donkey, sheep, mule, horse, pig, goat and dog are covered under Road Traffic Act of 1988 and if you collide into one such animal, it is mandatory to report to police with evidence captured on the best dash camera –Campark R10 i.e. the one we have picked out.

The same goes for animals like cat and fox which are not listed under the Road Traffic Act. If the animals need immediate medical attention, get in touch with a vet (through police if you don’t know any).

Special Cases –A dash Cam With Backup Cam Will Help

The dual mirror camera cum rearview is really a lifesaver if you have involved in an accident with a deer species. Such collision often harms the animal, the occupants in the car and the car itself. As mentioned by RSPCA, while you are driving in the countryside or where deer occurrence is common, it is better to keep your eyes open for any warning sign regarding deer and by all means driving within the speed limit.

Dawn and dusk are the two times of the day when deer tend to cross the road and hence, at those times, you need to be extra careful with driving also with the rearview camera that will keep you sorted.

However, it is also recommended that you stop the car immediately after the accident, make sure you are fit enough to come out of the car and while remaining at the scene, take help from law enforcement or other authorities who need to be informed. Although there might be danger from the injured animal which can attack you out of shock, if you are able to help, go for it.