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Lincolnshire Police warns of increasing deer-related road accidents

Police have issued a warning to drivers to be careful following a surge in deer-related road incidents.

Over the past month, Lincolnshire Police said they have received 50 reports of such accidents.

The highest risk times are between sunset and midnight, and shortly before and after sunrise.

Deer are causing an increased issue lately. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police
Deer are causing an increased issue lately. | Photo: Lincolnshire Police

“We’re urging drivers and motorists to be alert during this time of year,” said a statement from the force.

Advice from officers includes reducing speed in areas with deer warning signs or heavy foliage, using full-beam headlights when possible, and being prepared to stop without swerving suddenly.

They said that if a collision with a deer occurs, safety measures should be prioritised, including alerting emergency services and using hazard lights to warn other drivers.

Warnings and incidents have been on the rise in recent years with the Lincolnshire Deer Group previously warning that population increases will only see a rise in incidents.

According to Deer Aware there are more than 1.5million wild deer in Britain and up to 74,000 deer-related traffic accidents each year resulting in several hundred injuries and several fatalities.

Have you experienced any incidents involving deer? Let us know below.

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