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Old 01-01-2013, 02:13 PM
scar scar is offline
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Location: Coastal Maine, USA
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
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Mein Auto: E39 M5/E70 X5 M sport
Plenty of moose (and deer, plus the occasional black bear).

Not much you can do once they are in front of you, but to prep your sub conscious - swerve toward the ass end. Only logical, but no time to figure that in the moment. So commit it to memory and store in amygdala for future reference. Worked for me at least one near miss with a 1000 pound bull on kankamagus highway.

Also, get your head behind the a pillar. Moose are so tall when you hit them you take the legs out and the torso comes through the windshield. Deer usually go under. Oh, one last thing I learned from being first on the scene a few years ago. Try not to drive through moose country with hands at the top of the steering wheel. They get mangled. Another good reason for 9 and 3.

Don't mean to be too grim on New Years, just a good opening for tried and true advice. Travel safe.
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Scar (holdover from Audi phase 1991-2003)

Current options:
2012 X5 50 Msport carbon/oyster (daily driver)
2007 328 XI Sportwagon (wife)
2003 M5 chiaretto/silverstone (only for fun)
2006 Suburban 2500 (last of the truly tough off road 'burbs)
2007 4Runner Sport (for tight places)
2002 Silverado 3500 pickup (mule)
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