Beware of deer on the roads

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I read in the Daily Echo there is a growing number of wild deer in our area which has prompted a warning to drivers to take more care on our roads.  

Although it may sound odd I live in a residential area but am fortunate enough to also have woods on my doorstep and as a result I also have deer literally on my doorstep!  

There is a growing number of wild deer in our area which has prompted a warning to drivers to take more care on our roads.  The CLA, which represents landowners, farmers and rural businesses have advised that shorter daylight hours means there are often more deer on the move, particularly at dawn and dusk, and drivers therefore need to be more vigilant behind the wheel.

According to the AA between 40,000 – 75,000 deer are killed on the roads every year.  Unfortunately the size of the animals means any accidents can result in serious injuries and extensive damage to vehicles.

If you are involved in an accident with a deer, even if no injury or damage occurs, please be humane and report the accident to the police as they can arrange for a deer warden to attend.

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