Originally Posted by Trouts mom
That accident has haunted me forever..but now I know from an insurance and safety standpoint, its better to hit an animal then to swerve to miss it. *unless you can swerve safely*, Unfortunately, hitting an animal would be awful, but we have to be safe too. Poor little animals on the road.
This is one of the reasons I don't trust myself to drive - I couldn't bear the thought of hitting something, and for sure I couldn't NOT swerve. Too much responsibility that I'm not ready for.
I am trying to talk myself into learning so that I can have a kitty rescue mobile. Once I trapped a cat and had no way to get it to the vet, but its like a 1 minute drive to the vet and she (the vet) can down and picked us up.
Another time I found a sick dog - another vet at the practice was nearly dispatched for us, but the vet. nurse managed to get a hold of an animal welfare volunteer to pick him up.
Anyway, apologies if I'm hijacking, I was just musing on my own 'operation road rescue' plans - I wish I wasn't so conflicted about driving, because I know I could do alot of good...