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Wisconsin DOT warns about car-deer crashes in June

Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)
Deer (Photo: Wisconsin Radio Network)

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Most of us know that October and November are bad months for Wisconsin car-deer crashes.  

But the DOT says June is increasingly becoming one of the worst months as well.  

Officials say deer have become more active this time of year, as does look for places to give birth, and young deer separate from their mothers. The DOT says it's more likely that deer will dart into roadways into the paths of motorists.  

Transportation Safety Bureau Director David Pabst says it's best to slow down, buckle up, and eliminate distractions when driving in deer zones. He says motorcycles need to pay special attention, since bikers can be killed when hitting deer.  

Wisconsin had over 18,000 such crashes in 2013.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)