CAREFUL DRIVING: Deer On The Roads

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As the temperatures start to feel more like fall, drivers might start to notice more deer on the road.

The city of Johnston is joining with the Iowa Department of Transportation in cautioning drivers about the possibility of running into deer when you’re on the road.

The Iowa Department of Transportation warned drivers to slow down where there are deer warning signs and use the high-beam lights at night if there is no other traffic around.  The DOT also warned drivers to slow down, not veer, if you see a deer as additional deer or other animals may be around.

Research shows that the best chance of protecting yourself if a deer-vehicle collision happens is to wear your seatbelt.  Deer-vehicle collisions on average cost drivers between $500 and $8,000, according to a State Farm Insurance report.

For more tips on how to drive with the possibility of deer in the road, visit the Iowa Department of Transportation website here.


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