New York drivers need to buck up this fall and keep an extra close watch out for deer on the road.
Animal-related crashes are on the rise in New York.
According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, 2017 had the most animal-related crashes since 2009, the earliest year that records are available.
From October to December 2016, there were 9,720 deer crashes across the state – equivalent to one deer crash every fifteen minutes.
Motorists should be especially vigilant after dark, as 84 percent of deer-related crashes occurred
outside daylight hours and were most common from 5 – 7 p.m.