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Beware Of Deer Darting Into The Road

Story By: Greg Heindel

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  Original Published: 10/11/2013

Deer mating season is upon, meaning they'll be darting across the roads with no concern for the cars and trucks bearing down on them. Reed Richmond of the Richland County Safe Communities Coalition says when you see deer crossing signs, that means deer are likely to be there, and cars have hit them. October through January are the peak months for deer accidents, with most occurring before dawn and after dark. And remember, deer roam in groups. So Richmond says when you see one, be prepared for more to cross the road. And if you're about to hit a deer, break as quickly as you can but don't swerve off the road or into the on-coming lane. If you cause an accident, even involving only your car, you will be ticketed for failure to control. If you hit another car, the charge could be worse. You won't be cited for hitting a deer. Six-hundred people were injured in Ohio last year, with six people killed from hitting deer. Richland County ranks second in the state for the number of deer accidents.

   
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