The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office is putting drivers on high alert for deer crossing the roadways.
In a lighthearted Facebook post, the department said, “The deer are working on behalf of the auto body shops and the deer plan to step up their efforts to drum up business.”
Over the last month, the sheriff’s office has worked 25 car/deer accidents and in recent days has seen activity pick up, while noting those are only the reported accidents and many more probably have gone unreported.
Iowa DNR Deer Biologist Tyler Harms says this is the most active time of the year for deer and there are areas where the animals tend to be more active.
The Bremer County Sheriff’s Office also advises drivers to be aware of your surroundings, don’t be distracted while driving, and never veer for deer, because that could make the accident worse.
REMEMBER THESE BASIC TIPS:
Avoid driving at sunrise and sunset
Don’t veer if a deer crosses your path
If you see one deer, more are likely behind them