Big spike in crashes involving deers after 40 in a…

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Big spike in crashes involving deers after 40 in a…

Big spike in crashes involving deers after 40 in a single month
2021-10-26 18:24:00
There has been a big rise in the number of deer-related accidents across East Yorkshire in the last year with a staggering 40 alone in May. Humberside Police say the issue could get even worse with the dark nights drawing in and have issued advice to motorists. On the Humberside Police – East Riding North Facebook page, the force is warning motorists to be extra vigilant. For more traffic and travel news click here. The post says: “In the month of May 2021 there were over 40 reports of vehicles colliding with deer in the East Riding alone and we have been receiving high volumes of calls regarding this throughout the year. “We urge drivers to be more aware during this time of year.” A deer road warning sign (Image: Andrew Teebay/Liverpool Echo) The police have offered advice on ways to avoid a collision with deer which includes: When you see a Wild Animal warning road-sign or are travelling through a heavily wooded or forested stretch of road, check your speed and stay alert. If your headlights are on, use full beams when you can, but dip them if you see deer as they may ‘freeze’. More Deer may follow the first one you see, so remain vigilant. Be prepared to stop. Try not to suddenly swerve to avoid a deer. Hitting oncoming traffic or another obstacle could be even worse. If you must stop, use your hazard warning lights to warn other road users. Get traffic updates for your area

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