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Motorists warned to watch for deer

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials are warning motorists
to be on the lookout for deer.
Kentucky State Police spokesman Lt. David Jude says half of all
collisions with deer occur at this time of year. Last year, there
were 3,084 deer-related collisions in Kentucky, including four that
were fatal.
The agency says November is often the time of deer migration and
mating season, creating a greater potential for deer-car crashes.
Police say early-morning and evening hours are the time when
deer are most active, as well as the time of day when it's harder
for drivers to see, so motorists should be particularly cautious
then.
The agency also reminds drivers to travel at moderate speeds,
especially near woodlands, parklands, golf courses and streams,
although many deer crashes occur near cities as well.


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