With fall upon us, drivers need to be aware as the
number of deer out and about will be up due to breeding season.
the Ohio Department of Public Safety reports that there were 21-thousand
collisions with deer on Ohio roadways. Those resulted in almost 900
injuries and five fatalities. The number of deer-car collisions
increase starting in October and peaking in November.
State Highway Patrol officials urge drivers to be aware of their surroundings and be
extra cautious around dusk and dawn. If a deer does enter your path
stay straight and slow down as much as possible.
Lt. Brant Zemelka also urges
drivers not to swerve to miss the animal. Swerving and over
correcting could lead to a more serious accident than just hitting the