State Highway Administration is Trying to Get You Out of a "Rut" This Fall
State Highway Administration is Trying
to Get You Out of a "Rut" This Fall
Deer Mating Season is around the Corner;
Motorists Should Drive with Extra Caution
between Sunset and Sunrise
(September 17, 2010) It happens in an instant. Driving through a suburban or rural area and a deer jumps in your path. What do you do? The Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration (SHA) is providing tips to help avoid crashes involving deer and other nocturnal animals.
The season in which deer-vehicle collisions are more frequent is fall-early winter. This is when deer populations enter their mating season known as "the rut." Rutting deer will move wildly across roadways for mating and often travel in herds.
"Motorists must pay particularly close attention near wooded, suburban and rural areas due to increasing deer crossings," said Neil J. Pederson, SHA Administrator. "Although some collisions are unavoidable, some tips to keep in mind can help greatly reduce your chances of striking a deer."
Here are some tips to minimize the risk of hitting a deer:
Residents or motorists that notice a deer that has been struck should log onto roads.maryland.gov and click "Contact Us" for an online service submission form to have the animal removed. A complete list of SHA's maintenance shops is also located on the website.
Last edited by Howard Hartman; 09-21-2010 at 10:43 PM.
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