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.