Earlier darkness can mean an increase in car vs. deer collisions

It’s getting darker earlier and that’s usually when we see more deer crossing the road.

Which, as experts tell us, can lead to more “deer vs. car” collisions.

Experts at Mohawk Collision Center said they see an uptick in deer-related collisions this time of year. They average 2-3 a week in other seasons. But this time of year when it bumps up to around 5 or 6.

The collision pros there say there are several factors that can cause the uptick. Since it’s hunting season, deer are moving around a lot and often find themselves crossing the road.

AAA says deer season usually runs from October through December. In New York there were between 60,000-70,000 deer related crashes last year, according to AAA.

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