'Roadway deer season' about to begin


They're baaack ...deer on our local roadways, that is. After Labor Day, the number of car-deer accidents begins to increase, usually peaking in the months of October and November. Annually, according to the National Safety Council, there are more than 1.5 million accidents involving deer nationwide, causing an estimated $1.1 billion in vehicle damages, 150 lives lost, and more than 10,000 injuries. In New York alone there were nearly 9,000 reported last year, and a Cornell study indicated that only about one in six car-deer accidents are reported.

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