(24/7 News) -- Ohio drivers are being reminded that the month of November is peak season for vehicle-deer collisions.
State Patrol officials say there were about 3,800 collisions last November on state roadways. They urge drivers to be alert for deer darting across roads, especially at dawn and dusk. The state highway patrol advises drivers that when they see a deer in their path to slow down but not swerve. If you hit a deer, pull over to a safe place, turn on your hazard lights, and report the accident.
Insurance officials say optional comprehensive coverage on an auto insurance policy is often used to pay for deer collision damage, so it's a good time of year to make sure you have adequate coverage.