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Wisconsin drivers warned to watch out for deer on roadways

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is asking drivers to be more cautious about deer in the roadways this year. Deer activity is at its peak in October and November, which is their mating season.

Last year, there were more than 18,000 reported deer collisions in Wisconsin. To help reduce this startling statistic, the Department of Transportation has released a list of tips to help people understand what to do to avoid deer collisions, which include:

  • Avoid all distractions when driving.
  • Deer are most active at dusk and dawn. If you drive during those times, be aware.
  • If a deer is in your path, brake firmly. The animal will not get out of the way before you collide.
  • Never swerve to avoid hitting a deer (unless operating a motorcycle).
  • If it looks like a deer will jump into the road, honk at it to scare it away.

The automobile accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® hope that these tips help reduce the number of collisions between vehicles and deer.