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Tips for Nebraska motorists to avoid deer collisions

Posted at 5:23 PM, Oct 19, 2019

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska game and wildlife officials are offering tips to motorists to avoid collisions with deer this fall.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission says deer are more active now as crops are being harvested and deer breeding season is in full swing.

The agency suggests motorists try to anticipate the possibility of a deer on the road and be prepared to stop suddenly — especially around wooded areas and during dawn and dusk, when deer are more active. Avoid braking too sharply or swerving.

Motorists are also urged to wear their seat belts and to honk their horns and flash their headlights if they spot a deer near the road to try to scare it away.