Typically, more than half of all vehicle-deer crashes annually occur in October through December.
Even as most new vehicles include confident anti-lock braking and electronic stability control and some models even offer collision-warning systems, collisions with deer continue to rise
Expanding suburbs and exurbs continue to displace animals from their natural habitats, along with overpopulation in some areas.
According to new information from State Farm Insurance, the overall number of deer-car collisions in the U.S. has grown by more than 18 percent over the past five years -- as the number of vehicles on U.S. roadways has grown by seven percent.
They warn people to be aware of posted deer crossing signs. These are placed in active deer crossing areas. They also remind drivers to remember that deer are most active between 6 and 9 p.m. Also keep in mind that deer generally travel in herds. If you see one, chances are good others are nearby.
They recommend using high beam headlamps as much as possible at night to see areas where deer may enter roadways. If a collision with a deer seems inevitable, swerving out of the way may cause you to lose control of your car or place you in the path of an oncoming vehicle.