traffic crashes en Drivers: Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Deer <p>As the nights grow longer, greater numbers of drivers may be hitting deer.</p><p>JP Wieske&nbsp; is spokesman for the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner.&nbsp; He says drivers need to pay attention, because this time of year is especially risky.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“I think the main reason is the activity of the deer.&nbsp; There’s a lot of travel, it’s getting darker, but also there’s a lot more deer activity at this time of year.”</p></blockquote><p>Wieske says animal collisions are a significant expense for insurance companies.&nbsp; He says deer hits were up last year.</p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:11:52 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10344 at