We currently are in deer hunting season, which runs from October through December. All drivers need to be aware and informed of the potential safety hazards that can arise. As there is a dramatic increase in the movement of the deer population during this time, there is also a greater risk of hitting a deer.
As a driver, it is important to exercise caution, slow down and stay alert in areas of known deer population. Scan the side of the road for wildlife and use high-beam headlights at night when there is not oncoming traffic. Deer tend to travel in groups so if you see one deer, slow down and watch for more. If you see a deer cross your path, ease off the throttle and brace for impact.
Please remember, always put your safety first.