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Drivers cautioned to be on the look out for deer

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Indiana State Police are cautioning drivers to be on the look out for deer on the roads the next few months.  With hunting season and farmers harvesting crops, the deer are on the move more than in the Summer months. 

Indiana Sate Police Sergeant Trent Smith says drivers should be aware of their surroundings and they are driving their normal routes.  "Everybody has their tendencies, the places they drive to work everyday," Smith Said, "everybody has probably seen the deer grazing in the field or up next to the side of the road;  They are creatures of habit, if you have seen one before you are going to see on there again."

Most accidents involving deer happen the hour surrounding sunrise and the hour surrounding sunset, according to Smith.  When possible use high beam headlights at night and be aware that deer could be standing on or near the side of the roadway.

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