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25 October 2018
Oh deer, drive with caution
Major Edward J. Kennedy
Troop A Commander

Every October and November, Troopers handle an increased number of vehicles collisions striking deer in Troop A- Western New York.  Operators should use caution around dusk and dawn. 

If you are operating a vehicle and a deer enters the roadway do NOT attempt to swerve.  When an operator swerves to avoid a deer, the vehicle is more likely to strike another vehicle or exit the roadway striking trees or utility poles.

If you strike a deer, remain at the scene and call 911.  An accident report can be completed by Troopers if your vehicle has over $1,000 in damage or if an involved person has been injured.

NYSP Troop A stats for car/deer collisions
September       2017- 83 collisions
October           2017- 181 collisions
November       2017- 314 collisions
2017 total collisions- 1,412
August             2018- 60 collisions
September       2018- 103 collisions
October to the 24th 2018- 130 collisions
2018 total up to October 24- 1,023 collisions

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