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Higher risk of deer-vehicle collision at this time of year

We are reaching a high-risk period for deer vehicle collisions from October to December particularly as deer are very active at this time of year and on the move for the autumn rut.

Day length is getting shorter too so it is particularly important to look out for the danger of deer suddenly appearing on the road at twilight and dawn. The highest risk of a deer-vehicle collision is between sunset and midnight, and the hours shortly before and after sunrise.

Make sure to remain alert to the dangers.

Across the UK it is estimated that there could be up to 74,000 deer-related motor vehicle accidents this year alone, resulting in 400 to 700 human injuries and 20 deaths. The combined economic impact of injury accidents and car damage is likely to exceed £50 million a year. 27.9.17
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