Nov. Safety Talk: Deer Season
It's deer season again. Please be aware that with deer season comes additional hazards.
Ways to help keep safe:
- Increased presence and activity of deer on roadways and in rural areas.
- Increased presence of human activity and vehicles along rural roads.
- Hazards related to bow and arrows, guns, and ammunition.
The likelihood of being involved in a deer collision more than doubles in October, November and December. Remember:
- Wear high visibility clothing, especially in rural areas.
- Make others aware of your presence.
- Never assume areas marked PRIVATE PROPERTY or NO HUNTING will not have hunting activity.
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- Deer tend to be on the move at dawn and dusk, especially between 6:00 and 9:00pm.
- Be attentive, drive defensively and wear your seatbelt.
- Slow down immediately if you spot a deer.
- When you see one deer near the road expect more, they usually move in groups.
- Do not swerve to miss a deer, this could cause a more serious accident.
- If you do collide with a deer do not approach the injured animal. They are powerful and could cause injury.