New York urges drivers to watch for deer and moose on roads

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) – New York officials are reminding drivers to watch out for wildlife on the roads this fall.

Deer, moose and other wild animals can be especially active in the fall. State officials say two-thirds of all deer and vehicle collisions occur in the last three months of the year, when deer breed and travel the most.

Deer and moose are most active at dawn and dusk, when visibility can be poor and commuting traffic can be heavy.

State officials say more than 25,500 motor vehicle crashes in 2013 involved deer. There were more than 1,000 such accidents in three counties: Erie, Monroe and Orange.

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