Dear Mrs Deer, it was a surprise to meet you this morning, after so long not seeing you in your normal area... I thought you had moved to another area of the Forest.
Your family seems to have grown since I saw you last, was that three little Bambis I came across this morning?
We must stop meeting like this in the future!
Dear Mr ABS Inventor, thank you for creating your box of magic, all the Bambis appreciated it, though maybe not at the time whilst they were practicing their ice skating skills on the road.
Dear Mr or Mrs "Whoever invented coffee", thank you for including whatever component that perks us up in the morning, and lets us be more attentive to the road we are travelling early in the morning.
Stay aware of potential hazards on the road, they normally appear at the most awkward time.
My right foot pressed too hard on the brake pedal, as an instinctive response to a number of dear on the road, in the headlight splash.
Damp roads have less grip than dry roads.
ABS does what it is designed to do. It is NOT designed to stop the vehicle more quickly than correct braking. ABS allows the driver to steer whilst braking hard.
the Focus can do an amazing slalom around numerous dear on the road, whilst cornering over the crest of a damp road.
I don't think I was travelling too fast for the road conditions... I think I braked too hard for the road conditions and what I found on it.
Either way, I would not have been able to stop well within the distance I can see to be safe. I got it wrong. I learned from it.
A shot of adrenalin in the morning certainly wakes you up!
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Stay safe out there everyone - driving is not about just passing a test, it's about being a continuing us learning experience.
Stay safe deer, you're much more beautiful when you are in your own natural environment, rather than trying to travel across the one that we humans use.