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Vehicle-Deer crashes rise in October thru December.

Last year in Kansas, over 9-thousand traffic crashes were deer related, with two people killed and 305 people injured.
Most vehicle-deer crashes occur between October and December around dawn and dusk.  The deer rutting season and other factors during this time appear to increase the movement of the deer and the number of deer on the roadway.  Also, if one deer is seen, it’s likely more are nearby.

Law enforcement agencies are encouraging motorist to pay special attention while driving in the hopes of spotting deer early to avoid a collision.  Surprisingly, many experts encourage drivers to hit a deer versus swerving in attempt to avoid the collision.  They cite cases where drivers and vehicles received more damage due to swerving and losing control than they would have if they had struck the deer. 

If a motorist is involved in a deer-vehicle accident do not approach the animal, as it could be dangerous.   Contact law enforcement personnel who will help remove the animal from the roadway.

About Kevin Rippe

Kevin Rippe was born in Marysville and moved to Smith Center at the age of 1, then graduated from Smith Center High School in 1995. He graduated from Cloud County Community College in 1997, and joined the staff of KKAN/KQMA radio in Phillipsburg a year later. Since June of 2011 Kevin has been with us here at Your Country KNDY. You can hear Kevin on daily news reports, as well as calling area high school football and basketball. Kevin lives in Marysville with his wife Melissa, and 4 children Brennen, Jacob, Bailee, and Joshua.