(KFVS) - Kentucky State Police are reminding drivers they will be seeing an increase movement of deer throughout the area as fall is in full swing.
According to KSP, deer season begins Nov. 10 and drivers are more likely to encounter the animals on or near roads.
Spokesperson for KSP, Sgt. Rick Saint-Blancard says drivers need to take extra precautions when driving during fall months.
“It is extremely important to recognize this ever-present risk, especially at this time of year when nearly fifty percent of all collisions with deer occur,” he said. “Last year, we had 2,938 deer-related collisions in Kentucky with three of those being fatal collisions."
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are approximately 1 million deer related vehicle crashes each year that kill nearly 200 people, injure over 10,000 and result in over $1 billion in vehicle damage.
Saint-Blancard offered the following tips for drivers: