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State ​Officials Warn Drivers to Watch for Deer

White-tailed deer crossing a road (Photo credit: Dwight Burdette, via

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials are warning drivers to watch for deer on the Kansas highways this fall. The Wichita Eagle reports the state Department of Transportation and the Kansas Highway Patrol want drivers to know that car accidents involving deer become more prevalent in the fall. The agencies said in a release that 15 percent of vehicle crashes last year were deer-related, and Sedgwick County had the most, with 422 deer-vehicle crashes in 2014. Officials say if a deer jumps in front a car, it's best to keep driving and avoid swerving, even if it means hitting the deer. KDOT also says to avoid a collision with deer in the first place, reduce speed in or around wooded areas and be watchful at dusk and dawn when deer are more active.

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