If you live in Pennsylvania, statistics are fairly high right now that you’ll hit a deer with your car.
Why? It’s mating season for the whitetailed deer, collisions happen more at dusk and dawn (Daylight Savings Time is near it’s end) and Keystone State drivers are the fourth-most collision prone in the nation.
On top of all that, as Health & Science reporter Carolyn Beeler found out, deer whistles fixed to the front of cars aren’t really loud enough to give deer a heads up that you’re coming. And not many drivers pay attention to the yellow deer-crossing signs.
While a study out of Minnesota found lighted cross signs garnered more attention, and car-deer collisions have been down in recent years, Pennsylvania drivers still had the most collisions last year.