West Huronia OPP said it had responded to an increase in deer collisions – eight in September alone – in Wasaga Beach, Clearview and Springwater.
As of January 1, police said they responded to a total of 62 accidents.
11 accidents involving deer have been investigated since Monday, according to Dufferin’s OPP
According to officers, most deer collisions took place between dusk and dawn, the time of day when they are most active in foraging.
Police remind drivers to take the following precautions to reduce the risk of hitting wildlife:
- Sweep the road from shoulder to shoulder.
- Watch your speed and be careful at night.
- Try not to focus solely on the animal when trying to avoid hitting it. Instead, focus on the alternate route you decide to take.
- Use high beam headlights at night whenever possible.
- Never deviate suddenly.
- Brake firmly but with control.
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