Community Safety and Awareness Report for Monday, October 17th, 2011

•Autumn is deer mating season.  Deer are on the move and less cautious.  Drivers should be extra vigilant this time of year.  Be particularly attentive between sunset and midnight, during the hours shortly before and after sunrise, and in foggy conditions. Most deer-vehicle collisions occur during those times.  Drive carefully in areas known to have high deer populations.  If you see a deer, slow down. Others are probably nearby.  Use high-beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams can reflect off their eyes and warn you of their presence.  If a deer is in your lane, brake firmly but stay in the lane. The most serious crashes occur when drivers swerve.  Don’t rely on deer whistles, deer fences, or reflectors to deter deer.  If your car strikes a deer, don’t touch the animal. If the deer is blocking the highway, call 911.

•Tune in tonight at 7pm for Democracy in Action.  That’s tonight from 7 to 8pm, right here, on KMUD.

This concludes the Community Safety and Awareness Report, which can be read online at kmud.org and heard weekdays at 11am, 3 pm, and as needed here, on KMUD.

 

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