Deer col­li­sions up

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS -

At this time of year, the risk of col­li­sion with a deer on the road is at its peak. In 2012, 22 % of all col­li­sions on the Estrie ter­ri­tory were with an­i­mals, usu­ally deer. At dawn and at dusk, the deer are the most ac­tive, while the two crit­i­cal pe­ri­ods dur­ing the year when they are most ac­tive are dur­ing the month of June and dur­ing the months of Oc­to­ber and Novem­ber.

It’s im­por­tant to slow down where the trans­port depart­ment has in­stalled deer cross­ing signs – they are put up in ar­eas near large deer herds and near im­por­tant feed­ing grounds!

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