Posted: Wednesday, 09 October 2013 6:25AM
Motorists Advised to Watch Out for Deer
MANKATO (TEC News), October 9 – With deer hunting season approaching and farmers in the fields, motorists are advised to keep an eye out for them. In 2012, Minnesota had 2,488 crashes involving deer and an additional 230 involving other animals. According to the state patrol, eight of those crashes were fatal.
“Our best defense is to expect deer, especially, at dawn and dusk in the fall and spring, said State Patrol Sgt. Jaci Sticha. “Scan the road/horizon continually, which we should be doing anyways. Being alert and scanning may buy you extra seconds, allowing you more time to slow down. This will reduce the impact if you hit the deer or allow you to avoid it safely.”