Car-Deer Collisions And Tips On How To Avoid Them

On this site, many types of traffic hazards have been discussed.  The “DuPage County Road Hazards” page discusses the topic, and additional posts have also discussed road hazards that have occurred in DuPage County.  These road hazards have the potential to cause accidents as well as various types of accident injuries.

Another type of road hazard that occurs is that presented by deer in the roadway or crossing the roadway.  While this driving risk can happen at any time, the risk of hitting a deer while driving is higher during certain times of the year, as well as during certain times of the day and night.

The Naperville Patch article of October 21, 2016 (“Oh Deer!  Risk of Hitting Deer While Driving Up From Last Year“) highlights statistics from State Farm regarding the frequency of such collisions in Illinois.  Tips for avoiding these types of collisions are also provided.

Additionally, the Forest Preserve of DuPage County provided information on the topic a few years ago.  This information was summarized in the November 2, 2011 post titled “Elevated Risk Of Deer-Vehicle Collisions In Autumn.”

Additional details can be seen in the two sources mentioned above.

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