AAA: Be extra careful on the roads as the deer mating season begins

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – As daylight saving time comes to an end, AAA warns drivers to be wary of deer.

According to AAA’s accident data, every two hours in 2020 between October and December, a driver hit a deer. Slightly more than 1,400 accidents occurred during these months, most of which occurred between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm. 17:00 and 19:00

22News spoke to Mary Maguire, Director of AAA Northeast: “Our advice to people is first and foremost, slow down. Slow down, it’ll give you more time to brake, more time to react if a deer lands in front of you.”

The AAA adds that most deer-related accidents occur because drivers do not see deer passing by in low-light conditions. It reminds drivers to slow down, scan off-road areas, and if a collision is unavoidable, apply the brakes firmly and stay in your lane and stay on the road.

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