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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

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