Car Animal Collisions Rising

Ponca City Now - November 9, 2013 8:36 am

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says it’s seeing an increase in the number of vehicle collisions with animals.

Troopers have responded to several crashes throughout the state in recent days, and officials want to remind motorists of the dangers associated with driving this time of year.

Captain George Brown says that with cooler temperatures settling in, there has been an increase in wildlife movement around state roadways. Brown says the patrol’s goal is to remind motorists to use caution when driving, especially in rural areas.

Officials say drivers need to be aware of the possibility of animals running onto the roadway. Some of the best ways to reduce injury in collisions with wildlife is to obey speed restrictions and wear seat belts. Drivers should also scan for animals near the roadway.

 

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