Patrol Warns Motorists: Watch Out For Deer

1 decade 7 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 02 2007 Oct 2, 2007 Tuesday, October 02, 2007 6:58:51 AM CDT October 02, 2007 in News
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ST. LOUIS- (AP) It's deer mating season, and that can be a dangerous time for drivers. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging caution. Deer are more active than normal during mating season, which means there will be more of them crossing roadways. Hunting and crop harvesting also tend to cause more movement. The patrol says motorists who see deer should slow down and proceed with caution. The animals tend to travel in groups, so if you see one, there may be others about to jump out in front of your car. The patrol also notes that an increasing number of deer are in and around Missouri's larger cities. Last year, nearly one-third of traffic accidents involving deer happened in urban areas.

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