12:15pm

Mon December 13, 2010
WVAS Local

Study finds deer-vehicle collisions on the rise

Montgomery, AL – Alabama officials are warning motorists to
beware of deer in the roads, particularly in rural areas.
A study by State Farm showed deer-vehicle collisions have climbed 21 percent over the last five years nationally.
The study shows that drivers in Alabama are at a "medium risk"
of colliding with a deer.
Capt. Mark Rouleau of the Alabama Department of Conservation and
Natural Resources said deer-vehicle collisions appear to be more
common this year than in the past.
He said this time of year deer are active - particularly near
roads - and can be unpredictable.
Dale County Sheriff Wally Olson said reports of deer-vehicle
collisions fluctuate in the county from year to year depending on
several factors including the weather.