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Be aware of deer on the roads this time of year

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The Mississippi Department of Public Safety wants drivers to be aware of deer on the roads this time of year.

It’s important to remember that deer are often more active in the fall and winter months, which increases the risk of deer-related car accidents. To stay safe when driving during deer season, consider following the tips:

  • Be extra cautious when driving at dusk or dawn as these are the times when most deer-related car crashes occur.
  • Slow down and proceed with caution in areas where deer crossing signs are posted.
  • Deer often travel in groups. If you see one deer cross the road, expect others to follow.
  • When driving at night, use your high beam headlights if the road is free of oncoming traffic. This will increase your visibility and give you additional time to react.
  • Make sure that you and your passengers wear seat belts at all times.

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