Monday, October 20, 2014

Watch for deer: OPP

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in North West Region would like to remind motorists to watch out for deer on our roadways as the snow begins to melt.
At this time of year, motorists can expect to see deer that have survived the long winter feeding on newly emerging vegetation alongside the road.

The deer will be difficult to detect because most of the vegetation is still brown and they are well camouflaged against that background.
If you spot a deer at roadside or crossing the road, slow down as there will likely be others nearby.
Too often a motorist will brake for the initial deer crossing the road and while looking in the direction of the deer that has just crossed, not see the second or third deer coming behind.
In such a case, a collision is almost certain.

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