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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

November 18, 2008

DOUGHERTY COUNTY, GA (WALB) - Drivers need to watch out for deer especially in November when car versus deer crashes are at their peak.

The deer population in Georgia exceeds 1.2 million. Experts say your best defense against a collision is your speed. Deer are more active from dusk until dawn. That's when you should drive slower especially on rural roads.

"Often times there might be two or three deer that might be together. You might see one and not the other. So it's probably best to slow down and make sure that all the animals have cleared the road," said Department of Natural Resources Senior Biologist, Brandon Rutledge.

State Farm Insurance tracks deer accidents nationwide. They list Georgia as a medium risk state. They say drivers in Georgia have a one in 198 chance of hitting a deer.

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