Monday, January 3


This is common knowledge among many of us, but it's usually not said so clearly or authoritatively: in an article headlined, "Hunting season leads to more deer on roadways," we hear that "When the hunters go into the woods the deer come out." And Mississippi Highway Patrol Staff Sergeant Charlie Case is quoted on the causal relationship: "[T]here is more activity in the woods, with hunters, that disturbs them." Additionally, "The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports November as the start of the fall deer activity season, increasing the number of crashes." So... what might be one realistic solution to this problem, instead of annihilating the deer? "Case tells his driving students that there are no rules to avoid deer, but some precautions can help. 'People could slow down a little bit,' he said."

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