This is the time of the year when many deer are on the move.

In 2019, there were 5,468 accidents involving deer here in Maine according to the Maine Department of Transportation, and during the month of November the numbers peaked.

While a collision with a deer on one of Maine's rural highways or roads may at times seem inevitable to you, these are a few points from a variety of sources to focus on to make any trip safer. Keep everything on the following list top of mind as you're piloting your vehicle and the odds of mowing down Bambi will decrease favorably.

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