I have never hit a deer. My most recent encounter was a few weeks ago. My wife and i were riding a straight section of road in northwest Georgia. We saw a big deer from the left cross about 200 feet ahead. At about 100 feet a spotted fawn crossed. At 25 feet here came another spotted fawn. He got within about 10 feet of us to the left and quickly stopped and turned around. If he had not done that we would have hit him. I have deer alerts on each side of the fender on the front. I also have a headlight modulator. I will never know if he heard the deer whistle, saw the blinking headlights, or just simply saw the trike. I am quite thankful for a smart little fawn.