As the nights grow longer, greater numbers of drivers may be hitting deer.
JP Wieske is spokesman for the Offices of the Insurance Commissioner. He says drivers need to pay attention, because this time of year is especially risky.
“I think the main reason is the activity of the deer. There’s a lot of travel, it’s getting darker, but also there’s a lot more deer activity at this time of year.”
Wieske says animal collisions are a significant expense for insurance companies. He says deer hits were up last year.