Rutting season has begun for deer, which means they’ll be more active throughout the Cariboo.
Drivers may find themselves coming across more deer either running close to the road, or going across.
The Wildlife Collision Prevention Program says that around 11,000 wildlife related crashes are reported to ICBC every year, which results in an average of 870 injured people and four fatalities.
For wildlife, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure stats say that over 5,700 animal carcasses are removed from highways yearly.
So, what can drivers do to avoid any accidents with deer and other wildlife?
Some tips for drivers include reducing speeds, mentally prepare, drive defensively, and more.
For more information on road and wildlife safety, you can visit the Wildlife Collision Prevention Program website here.