Created: 10/02/2013 6:35 AM WHEC.com
By: Nikki Rudd
Deer bow hunting season is underway in New York and that means you need to be more aware of deer on your drive into work and your drive home.
State Farm insurance says November is the worst month for deer versus car crashes with October being the second most likely month for a crash. New data released by State Farm shows that your chance of hitting a deer in New York State is one in 157.
State Police say they respond to thousands of accidents involving deer during hunting season and these crashes can be deadly.
Trooper Mark O’Donnell said, “They pick up right around deer season. They'll be moving and in herds. The bucks are chasing the doe and they'll run in front of your car whether it's on rural roadway or even in the City of Rochester. We've had numerous car-deer accidents.”
What can you do to? Reduce your speeds and keep a look out for the deer. Deer are most active at dawn and dusk. A lot of the time you can see their eyes on the side of the road so use your high beans if there is no other traffic around, unless it’s foggy.
Deer hunting season lasts through mid-December.