Contact: Rhonda Oaks
Phone: (936) 633-4395
Date: Oct. 30, 2017
Approaching deer season accompanied by cooler weather causes more deer to be on the move. TxDOT wants to remind drivers of the dangers of deer on the roadways and how quickly they can run in front of a moving vehicle.
Motorists are urged to be attentive, especially just after sunset and the hours just before sunrise. These times are when the most deer versus vehicle collisions occur. Pay attention to road signs that indicate a heavy wildlife population in the area and reduce speed where deer have been known to cross. These areas are generally in unpopulated areas and near agricultural or forestlands.
“We have already seen several deer hits this year,” said Rhonda Oaks, spokesperson for the Lufkin District. “Because wildlife is so much more active this time of year, we urge motorists to stay alert, especially during the dusk and pre-dawn hours when they are known to move around more.”
Safety tips to remember that could help motorists avoid a deer versus vehicle accident include:
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