Topeka, Kan. (WIBW)_ AAA officials say deer cause 1.6 million accidents nationwide a year and increase the number of accidents in some Kansas counties by 50-percent. They also say some deer accidents cause fatalities.
Officials say deer will be here and there this mating season from October to December, especially during dawn and dusk.
AAA officials estimate hitting a hoofed animal could cost people an average of $3,000.
Officials say consider using your high beams and sounding your horn to get the deer's attention. Officials also say to try and stay in your lane to prevent another accident, and to remember that deer often travel in groups. AAA officials say buckling up will help protect yourself from being injured in a deer crash.