COLUMBUS, Ohio (WYTV) – The Ohio Department of Insurance is warning drivers to stay especially alert this November, the leading month for deer-vehicle crashes in Ohio.
In November 2018, there were nearly 3,800 incidents that occurred on the state’s roadways.
Trumbull County accounts for 428 of the 18,200 deer-related crashes in the state last year, one of the top counties where these incidents frequently take place.
This year, Trumbull County has 267 incidents. In Columbiana County there are 89 and Mahoning County has 158.
The numbers are expected to increase this month.
“Motorists must always be vigilant and ready to react to any situation,” Highway Patrol Superintendent Col. Richard Fambro said. “If you see a deer in the roadway, slow down, but do not swerve. If you strike a deer, move to a safe place, turn your hazard lights on and report the accident.”
Deer are most active at dawn and dusk.