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Avoiding Collisions with Deer

The majority of deer-vehicle collisions typically occur between 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. from October and December (during mating and hunting seasons) when deer movement increases and limited lighting makes it more difficult for drivers to see them on or near roads.

  • Drive slowly in posted deer crossing areas and heavily wooded areas, especially during the dark hours of fall.
  • When possible, drive with high beams on, and watch out for eyes reflecting in the headlights.
  • Deer often travel in groups, so don't assume that all is clear if one deer has already passed.
  • Don't swerve to avoid contact with a deer. Doing so could cause the vehicle to flip or veer into oncoming traffic, causing a more serious wreck.

6/11/2019 4:58 AM