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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to watch out for Deer

 

Fall Season Worst Time for Deer-Related Crashes

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year.  Autumn means, football, fall foliage, pumpkin pies, and the start of deer mating and hunting season.  Last year in Tennessee, one person was killed in a traffic crash involving deer.

“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes,” Colonel Tracy Trott said.  “We want to remind drivers to be alert and watch for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset.”

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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Tennessee Highway Patrol warns Motorists to watch out for Deer

 

October through December Worst Time For Deer-Related Crashes

The Tennessee Highway PatrolNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season. An increase in deer-related crashes is likely during the months of October through December due to deer mating and hunting season.

“Deer pose a danger to motorists throughout the year, but especially in the fall,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “November is typically the worst month for deer-related crashes. It is important to exercise caution, slow down and stay alert in areas where deer are populated.”

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorist to Watch Out for Deer

 

November is Worst Month for Deer-Related Crashes

The Tennessee Highway Patrol LogoNashville, TN – As part of its traffic safety education campaign, the Tennessee Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be vigilant of deer on the roadways. The fall is the most active time of the year for deer due to mating and hunting season, and State Troopers caution that an increase in deer-related crashes is likely through December.

The average annual deer crashes for Montgomery County from 2006-2010 was 307, the highest in the state.

Deer Crossing the Road

Deer Crossing the Road

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Tennessee Department of Safety Urges Motorist to Watch Out for Deer

 

October through December Worst Time for Deer-Related Crashes

Tennessee Department of SafetyNashville, TN – Autumn marks the start of deer mating season. As a result, the Tennessee Department of Safety cautions that an increase in deer-related crashes is likely during the months of October through December. Motorists are encouraged to be watchful of deer on the move during these months.

“Motorists should always be aware of the likelihood of deer traveling on or around the roadways, no matter what time of year,” said THP Colonel Tracy Trott. “However, it is particularly important to pay attention and stay alert, especially on roads less traveled, during hunting and mating season.”

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Cars and Deer Don’t Mix

 

Clarksville Police DepartmentWe are rapidly approaching that time of year when we see a significant increase in deer related crashes.

From January 1st – August 31st, 2010, we’ve had 43 deer related crashes, 11 of those occurred when vehicles swerved to avoid a deer collision, and three were injury crashes.

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