NY state warns of increase in deer, moose on roads

This is the time of year when the animals are breeding and on the move, often running into the road.

The state says more than 40% of the crashes involving deer happen in October, November and December when the animals are wandering and looking for mates.

-Decrease speed when you approach deer near roadsides. Deer can change direction at the last minute.

-If you see a deer go across the road, decrease speed because deer often travel in groups, so expect other deer to follow.

-Use your headlights to signal other drivers when you see deer on the road.

-Use caution on roadways marked with deer crossing signs.

-Use extreme caution when driving at dawn or dusk when deer are on the move.