Deer Alert: Stay Vigilant Drivers, Montgomery County!
Deer Alert: Stay Vigilant, Montgomery County!
Hello, Montgomery County residents! As we transition into the cooler months of the year, it's important to be aware of our increased encounters with local wildlife, particularly deer.
Why the Alert?
During this time of year, deer are more active due to the mating season, also known as the rut. This period typically begins in October and extends through early January. During the rut, deer are less cautious and more likely to cross roads and populated areas, increasing the risk of vehicle collisions.
Here are some tips to help you stay safe during this period:
1. Be Vigilant: Deer are most active during dawn and dusk. If you're driving during these times, be extra cautious.
2. Use High Beams: When driving at night and there's no oncoming traffic, use your high beams. They can illuminate the eyes of deer on or near the roadway.
3. Slow Down: If you see one deer, there are probably more nearby. Slow down and keep an eye out for more deer darting across the road.
4. Don't Swerve: If a collision seems inevitable, don't swerve to avoid hitting the deer; it could lead to a more serious crash with oncoming vehicles.
5. Report Collisions: If you hit a deer, report it to local law enforcement and your insurance company.
Protecting Our Community
We all have a role to play in keeping our community safe. By staying alert and following these safety tips, we can reduce the risk of accidents and ensure a safer environment for both residents and wildlife in Montgomery County.
Stay safe out there! Image courtesy of deerandhuntingseason.com