Community Safety and Awareness Report for Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

•Another Friday meeting will continue the conversation on the impact of homeless, transients, travelers, new settlers, seasonal workers, unemployed job seekers, and others on the community. The meeting will be held at the Vet’s Hall in Garberville, this Friday, October 21st from 6 to 8pm.  A recorded version of the previous meeting is available online at KMUD.org. Notes were taken and are available by request via email, or as hard copy in advance, or at the meeting.  This follow-up will organize and prioritize solutions and concerns presented at the previous meeting. New ideas will be accepted as well.  All are welcome.  For more information call Paul at 923 4488 or email [email protected].

•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 Friends of the Eel River.  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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