DEP COMMISSIONER WARNS PUBLIC ABOUT ERRANT DEER
(04/110) Trenton -- New Jersey Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bradley M.
Campbell today urged drivers to be on the lookout for deer.
"Autumn is the breeding season for deer, which makes
them increasingly mobile," said Commissioner Campbell.
"Commuters need to remain alert and drive with particular
caution. Frightened deer can run onto roadways and others
In the fall, deer population numbers peak, resulting in
greater potential for drivers to encounter them on the roadways.
Risk is especially great for drivers violating local speed
"When you see deer along the roadside, reduce your
speed and be especially wary of any sudden movement,"
While deer may be seen crossing roadways at any time of
day, they are most active at dawn and dusk. These are the
same hours most commuters are traveling to and from work.
Drivers can avoid hitting deer by slowing down and being
particularly alert in areas where deer typically cross.