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Deer crashes: what you should know

October 29, 2011
By DAVE WERNER ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise

Fall is the time of year with the highest risk for a vehicle-deer collision, with November being the riskiest month. The months with the most crash deaths coincide with fall breeding season. Fatal crashes are most likely to occur in rural areas and on roads with speed limits of 55 mph or higher, typical of the roads in Franklin County. They're also more likely to occur in darkness, at dusk, or at dawn. According to "Traffic Safety" magazine, approximately 200 people die each year from collisions with deer, and the cost to Americans is more than $1 billion dollars.



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