Anyone who reads The Tribune record book on a regular basis knows that deer are out and about these days, many of which are running head first in front of, and in some cases into, the motoring public.
As we report in a news story on Page A1 today, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is urging Hoosiers to take care while traveling the highways and byways of rural Indiana this fall.
The autumn and winter months of October, November and December is the peak period for deer-car collisions in Indiana, and local drivers, insurance agents and body repair shops can back up that contention. November is considered the worst of all.
Chad Stewart, a deer biologist with the DNR, and local police offer a number of tips to help motorists avoid becoming another statistic in the Indiana Crash Facts report. They’re all quite simple, and first and foremost is being aware that the white-tailed deer can pop up out of nowhere and almost anywhere, or so it can often seem. In other words, drive defensively
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