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Accidents involving deer peak in May, October and November
Twice every year, in May and then in October/November you need to be aware of the risk of Deer running into the road.
Between 40,000 and 75,000 deer are killed in collisions on the roads every year. These accidents kill car occupants too, as well as injuring hundreds and causing £11 million of damage to vehicles.
There are two peak times every year for deer accidents: the rutting season in October/November and Maywhen young deer disperse from their breeding areas.
If you understand a little about deer then you can think about how you can change your driving to avoid them and know what to do if you hit and injure one.
(17 October 2011)