Deer Season Means Accidents More Likely

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet warned that drivers need to be wary of deer on the roadways through November.

Cabinet officials said that October and November are part of the animal’s mating season, so deer are more likely to wander into roads.

Transportation officials also said that if you find a deer in the path of your vehicle, to slow down to a stop, honk the horn, and don’t swerve.

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If there’s one deer in the road, there’s likely more behind it, they said.

According to the cabinet, there were 3000 deer-related accidents in 2011, and around 1500 between January and October of 2012.

However, officials said that the number for 2012 was the same in 2011 at around the same time…but increased in the last two months of the year.

As for anti-deer whistles you can put on the front of the car, the Department of Fish and Wildlife said those don’t work–deer hear on the same wavelength as people.