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November a Bad Month for Deer Collisions

Perth County OPP deal with roughly 55 deer collisions every November and the numbers are trending higher this year.

Perth County OPP have been dealing with an average of two deer collisions every day since November 1st. 

November is synonymous for increased deer movement and police are always dealing with deer collisions this month. Normally they average about 55 deer collisions every November in Perth County and this year they are on pace to top those numbers. 

Drivers are being reminded to be careful and keep an eye out for lights reflecting from the eyes of animals.If a deer does dart in front of your vehicle, don't swerve. Swerving could cause drivers to lose control of their vehicle with devastating results.

The best defence is to always be aware when driving, especially late at night and early in the morning, and constantly scan for signs of wildlife. Peak times for collisions are 5 a.m. – 7 a.m., and 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.  Keep in mind though that an encounter with a deer may occur at any time.

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