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OPP Investigate Collisions – Don’t Veer For Deer

HALDIMAND COUNTY, ON – The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Haldimand County Detachment is urging all motorists not to veer for deer and to be alert and aware of their surroundings after police investigated vehicle collisions involving deer. Deer-vehicle collision rates increase significantly 1.5 hours on either side of sunset and sunrise”. Although there is often signage to warn motorists of higher deer-travelled areas, motorists need to be aware in all areas. Deer don’t limit their activity on rural roads. The animals have been known to cross the busy roadways as well. “If you suddenly have a deer in your path, we encourage drivers to stay in control, reduce as much speed as possible, and whatever you do, steer straight. Don’t veer for the deer. By changing your direction quickly, you increase the risk of losing

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