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THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION IS URGING MOTORISTS TO WATCH OUT FOR DEER THIS TIME OF YEAR. (two stories, same lead).

IDOT SPOKESPERSON PARIS ERVIN SAYS NOVEMBER IS THE TOP MONTH FOR DEER CRASHES…AND HAS THESE TIPS FOR DRIVERS.

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THE NUMBER OF DEER VERSUS VEHICLE CRASHES IS SLOWLY DECLINING…WITH ABOUT 15 THOUSAND 300 REPORTED IN ILLINOIS LAST YEAR.

THE NUMBER OF DEER VERSUS VEHICLE ACCIDENTS IS SLOWLY FALLING IN ILLINOIS. BUT WITH MORE THAN 15 THOUSAND 300 RECORDED LAST YEAR…IDOT SPOKESPERSON PARIS ERVIN SAYS YOU NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL AND HAS THIS ADVICE:

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IF YOU DO HIT A DEER…THE DRIVER INVOLVED IN THE ACCIDENT MAY TAKE POSSESSION OF THE ANIMAL AND IS NOT REQUIRED TO REPORT THE CLAIM UNLESS THEY PLAN ON TAKING IT TO A TAXIDERMIST. THE COUNTIES WITH THE MOST DEER COLLISIONS LAST YEAR INCLUDE MADISON…COOK…WILL…PEORIA AND LAKE.

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