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NSP warns motorists about deer on Nebraska's roadways

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While driving safety is everyone's responsibility, Nebraska drivers need to take extra precautions with an increased number of deer on roadways.

Drivers colliding with animals is common in the panhandle, especially with deer.

Statistically, October and November are the worst months in Nebraska for deer related accidents.

Nebraska State Patrol Lieutenant Jamie Balthazor says car/ deer accidents are the toughest thing to prevent.

He says if you come across a deer in the roadway, it's safer to keep driving straight rather than trying to avoid it. "We do not recommend trying to swerve to avoid it at high speeds, as we've had several instances where that will cause a rollover accident to place."

According to State Farm Insurance, Nebraskan drivers have a 1-in-110 chance of hitting a deer in a one year timeframe.

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