OCTOBER 17, 2005 -- Deer hunting and mating seasons are in full swing. That can mean trouble for motorists when the animals dart in front of cars.
October and November are the peak months for collisions between deer and cars. More than 15,000 such collisions occurred in the state last year. Most of them were just after dawn and just before nightfall.
State troopers say drivers need to stay alert, keep their high beams on if they won't blind other drivers and don't panic if you see a deer on or near the road.