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Car/deer collision season hitting its peak

Take the words of comedian Charlie Berens seriously over the next several weeks and make sure you watch out for deer. Late October through early November is the peak season for car-versus-deer accidents nationwide. According to University of Washington researchers, the end of Daylight Savings Time makes things even worse for motorists, showing that you are 16 percent more likely to hit a deer the week after you turn the clocks back. The time change also coincides with when bucks are looking to mate before heading into winter. Car repair shops are already dealing with full work schedules because of parts and labor shortages. Despite the likely delays in getting your car fixed, Randy Sahs from Sahs Auto and Collision Center in Sturgeon Bay says you are better off hitting the deer than trying to swerve and miss it.

Sahs urges you to schedule your vehicles to get their tires, brakes, and other components checked now rather than regretting it later. There have been close to a dozen car/deer collisions in Door County over the last week, according to the daily dispatch report from the Door County Sheriff’s Department. 

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