ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York State Thruway Authority and New York State Troopers are reminding motorists of the danger of deer season with their annual "Antler Alert."
Most deer-vehicle collisions occur from October through December according to the Thruway Authority and the State Police.
The Thruway Authority uses deer-crossing signs at locations with a higher-than- average history of vehicle-deer collisions. However, they say more than 2,200 of these incidents occurred along the Thruway in 2011.
The Thruway Authority offers these tips for motorists:
If a vehicle-deer accident occurs, motorists should make every attempt to drive their vehicle as far off the highway as possible, park on the right shoulder, activate their four-way hazard flashers, and stay in the vehicle and wait until help arrives.