Operators Beware: It’s Deer Collision Season Again.
Every October and November, Troopers handle an increased number of vehicles striking deer in Troop A- Western New York. Operators should use caution around dusk and dawn. If you are operating a vehicle and a deer enters the roadway do NOT swerve. When an operator swerves to avoid a deer, the vehicle is more likely to strike another vehicle or exit the roadway striking trees or utility poles resulting in serious physical injury or death. If you strike a deer, remain at the scene and call 911. An accident report can be completed by Troopers if your vehicle has over $1,000 in damage or if a person has been injured. NYSP Troop A (WNY) stats for car/deer collisions 2019 total deer collisions- 617 September 78 collisions October 221collisions November 318 collisions 2018 total deer collisions- 560 September 103 collisions October 187 collisions November 270 collisions
2017 total deer collisions- 578 September 83 collisions October 181 collisions November 314 collisions