Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Easing Down the Road
When you see a cattle or horse drive approaching on the highway, the best thing to do is stop in your lane and wait for the animals to pass. The animals will move around a stopped vehicle, but if the vehicle is moving, they may bump into it and cause damage, so save yourself some frustration, but just stopping and admiring the animals that pass.
If you are behind this kind of drive, you can inch along with the animals or attempt to clear the animals from your path by "pushing" them aside. This technique will not earn you much cooperation with the hands working the drive and could result in damage to your vehicle if an animal is spooked. Sometimes, the riders at the rear of the herd may assist by moving the animals to one side of the road when the terrain allows, but don't count on their assistance if you have already spooked the herd by honking, etc.