Peak deer-collision months begin: drivers beware!

AAA says SOKY’s avg deer-collision claim = $5000

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Cooler weather and shorter days mean more deer are now gracing SOKY’s roadways.  

Almost 3000 Kentucky drivers experienced deer collisions last year alone, according to AAA

AAA says you can take a couple of precautions. 

For starters, turn on your high beams when there’s no oncoming traffic. 

Keep an eye out for yellow, diamond-shaped signs with an image of a deer. Those mean you’re traveling through areas with high levels of deer activity.

Also, Keep focused on the road, especially during commuting hours. Many animals, especially deer, are most active from 5-8 a.m. and 5-8 p.m.

AAA East Central Spokesperson Tiffany Stanley said, “You want to put the distractions away. Make sure your eyes are peeled on the road. Are very unpredictable, these deer….They may just come out of nowhere.” 

Lastly, if a crash is unavoidable, AAA says you should try to resist the urge to swerve or slam on the brakes.