Tips for Avoiding Deer on the Road During Peak Season in West Virginia

Deer

Fall is the perfect time to take a scenic drive. The colors are stunning and wildlife is abundant. But, according to the Division of Natural Recourses, October and November also present the highest risk to West Virginia drivers of colliding with deer.  So, you can safely enjoy all the beautiful fall drives West Virginia has to offer, here are some tips from Pantili Mitsubishi for avoiding deer on the road this fall.

Be Aware of your surroundings

 Scan your peripherals for deer. If you see a deer, immediately reduce your speed and sound your horn several times in short blasts.

Use your headlights

 Keep your headlights on even during the day. This will often help you spot deer because their eyes are reflective. At night, use your high beams when possible to increase your field of view.

Brake, don’t swerve

 If you encounter one or more deer on the road, don’t swerve out of your lane to avoid it. Instead, apply your brakes and wait until the deer clear out of the way before proceeding.

One deer usually means more deer

 If you see one deer, proceed with extreme caution and keep an eye out for more, as deer typically travel in groups.

This fall, make a habit of driving defensively. Colliding with a deer is very dangerous and can do massive damage to your vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled and drive safely!

Easy and Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for the Whole Family

Thanksgiving Day Crafts

Easy and Fun Thanksgiving Crafts for the Whole Family

While there’s nothing wrong with eating a little too much and spending the day on the couch watching football, there are plenty of other exciting activities to fill up your Thanksgiving. Do something new this year by trying out one of these fun Thanksgiving crafts from Pantili Mitsubishi.

 Pinecone Turkey 

This craft is perfect for kids and is a great excuse for them to get out of the house while you finish up the cooking. Send them out to look for the perfect pinecone before they get started on this easy craft that only requires some basic supplies you probably already have lying around. These cute turkeys also make great centerpieces when they’re done!

 Thanksgiving Tree

 Bring everyone together and have them trace their hand on construction paper to make “leaves” for your Thanksgiving tree. Once they’re cut out, have everyone write something they’re thankful for before hanging it up. This craft is easy for everyone and reminds us all what Thanksgiving is really about.

 Pin the Tail on the Turkey

 With some common crafting supplies, you can quickly make a tailless turkey so the kids can play Pin the Tail on the Turkey while you’re busy in the kitchen. It’s super simple, lots of fun for the kids, and will give you some time to get things done before the relatives show up.

Thanksgiving is about coming together with friends and family, and what better way to do so than by making something together. Try out one or all of these Thanksgiving crafts and have the best holiday ever!

Halloween Costume Ideas

Halloween Costume Ideas

 There are plenty of creative ways to unleash your wild side this Halloween. Here are a few Halloween costumes ideas that will have everyone looking great while heading door-to-door for candy or checking out local parties.

 Racecar driver

Dressing up as a race car driver is the perfect opportunity to unleash your creative side. No matter the costume wearer’s age, a race car driver costume generally consists of various bright colors and patterns. As an added bonus, a pit stop crew member makes for the perfect partner if you plan on hitting Halloween parties as a pair. “If you’re not first, you’re last!”

 Queen/King

There’s nothing quite like dressing like royalty, and Halloween presents the perfect opportunity to do so. Dressing as a Queen or King can cost as much as you want, whether you go for the full outfit—luxurious cloak, golden crown, and a jewel-encrusted scepter—or just a simple plastic crown from the party store.

 A bat

Bats are a major part of Halloween. The spooky creatures tend to frolic in the night and you can too if you’re willing to dress like one. A bat costume requires some black fabric, elastic, and a pointed ear headband. It’s simple to make and you can reuse the fabric at a later time.

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Pantilli Mitsubishi!