So I was driving home from visiting my parents tonight. I was doing about 70 on a semi-rural four lane road with my low beams on (no traffic ahead or close behind). I saw the outline of a deer standing in the middle of the road. At the time I saw the deer and was able to react it was no more than maybe 60 feet in front of me. I hit the brakes pretty hard (tried not to slam down on them as hard as I could) and the car stopped on a dime. In another car I most likely would have plowed right into the thing. The ironic thing about it is that while driving back to my parent's house from dinner we saw some deer in a field and I thought about how the car might fare if a deer ran out in front of it .