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Oh Deer

A deer-vehicle collision is possible in any season, but there are times of year (and day) where your chances of hitting a deer are exponentially greater.

Deer are most active at dawn (5am – 8am) and at dusk (5pm and 10pm), coincidentally these are also the busiest driving times.

The Rut (deer breeding season) starts around October and extends into late December.

Almost 50% of deer-vehicle collisions happen during these months because some bucks, preoccupied with breeding, chase doe out onto open roads and are less cautious about their whereabouts.

There are approximately 1.5 million deer-vehicle collisions each year.

An estimated 200 human deaths, and over 10,000 personal injuries occur each year because of these collisions.

The most common species involved in these collisions are white-tailed deer.

These photos were submitted by an individual who has requested to remain anonymous.

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