PEORIA--It's the time of year when deer like to cross the roads in full force.
Most people never see it coming when a deer dashes across the road; which is why it's important to take extra caution in coming weeks. The Peoria County Sheriff's Department says slowing down and keeping a keen eye can help reduce the chances of striking a deer.
"No one is ever fully prepared for a collision" says Jeff Abraham from Farmers Insurance. He says that avoiding driving on 2 lane roads during dusk helps reduce collision. Abraham says that in the event of hitting a deer, it's important to make sure your safe and to call 9-1-1 for medical assistance.
The Sheriff's Department says to pay attention to deer signs in rural area's but deer can always pop up anywhere. They say when one is spotted you should slow down because there are probably more nearby.
Sheriff's say they have been responding to about 2 or 3 calls a night for deer collisions.