NY state warns of increase in deer, moose on roads
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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.