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Its prime deer-breeding season through mid-November in Kansas and that increases the chances of drivers being involved in deer-vehicle collisions.
Deer are most likely to be on the move between dusk and dawn.
According to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, almost 9,200 accidents involving deer were reported in 2011. Sedgwick county reported the most with 354 accidents. Nearby, Butler county reported 250 deer related accidents.
The Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism says that motorists should always watch for more than one deer, as they rarely travel alone. Also, do not swerve to avoid missing a deer. Sometimes, the most serious accidents occur when a motorist attempts to miss a deer, then hits another vehicle or obstacle. Finally, the Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism suggests that you use bright lights and slow down whenever a deer is spotted.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, if you are involved in a deer-vehicle crash that results in an injury or significant property damage, you must pull off the road and report the crash to the nearest law enforcement agency. Failure to do so can result in a suspension of your driver's license.