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Drivers Beware! Watch out for deer!

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Albany-  This is also a dangerous time of year for deer related crashes.  The Georgia State Patrol handles more than 50,000 animal collisions each year. 

The Department of Natural Resources cautions drivers that more deer are running now because we've just come into the height of rut season. The D.N.R. urges drivers not to swerve to avoid deer along Georgia's highways, just slow down. 

"The best thing to do is slow down and not assume that if they go a constant speed that the deer is not going to run into them or run out in front of them," said Julie Robbins, Senior DNR Wildlife Biologist. 

Fourteen percent of all collisions in the state involve a deer. Half of those crashes result in injures or death.

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