An official says the last three months of the year are the worst for deer crossing the roadway, so you should be on the lookout. A number of factors such as grain harvesting, hunting, and mating season all draw deer from their habitat and force them to move. Officials say though making a quick move to avoid the animal may be your instinct, it may not be the best move.
"Swerving, particularly at high speeds can actually end up causing a larger accident. People lose control of their vehicles, cross into oncoming traffic, then create a bigger problem and more dangerous situation. It's important not panic, and not to swerve." said Wes Watt of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The cabinet says 56 deer-related accidents were reported in Warren County last year and there were more than 2,700 across the commonwealth.