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Increase in Deer-Related Crashes

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Press Release Date: October 2, 2001    || Archived October 3, 2002
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois State Police (ISP) is reminding motorists of an increase in deer-related crashes during the upcoming fall and winter months. Deer activity throughout the state will be boosted due to the fall harvest and hunting activities.

"Each year across Illinois, almost 20,000 deer-related crashes are reported to law enforcement agencies, and those numbers increase dramatically during October, November, and December. Motorists should remain alert, especially when entering rural areas which are bordered by crops or other vegetation," said ISP Director Sam W. Nolen.

Deer move primarily at dawn, dusk, and night, and are frequently encountered near wooded lots, low-lying creek and river bottoms, and agricultural areas. The familiar reflection of eyes on or near the road should prompt drivers to slow down, sound their horn, activate the bright/dim switch, and be prepared for a sudden stop. Deer often travel in groups, so others are likely to be close by.

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