New Yorkers who venture outside the city in their vehicles, whether heading to Grandmother’s house for Thanksgiving dinner or to look at the countryside, need to be aware of a hazard that they seldom encounter while driving within the five boroughs – deer.
According to the sheriff’s office in Ontario County, November is the biggest month for vehicle-deer crashes. In this county, law enforcement personnel investigated 211 crashes in November of 2011, and this year they are averaging around 8 to 10 daily so far in November.
How can drivers stay safe when a deer could come running onto the Thruway at any moment? Thruway Executive Director Thomas J. Madison has some tips:
Following these rules can help New Yorkers unaccustomed to country driving stay safe upstate.
Source: Messenger Post, “Deer-car accident hazards highest in November,” by Erinn Cain, Nov. 12, 2012.