Kansas motorists are encouraged to be extra
vigilant on roads this month as deer become more active.
The Kansas Department of Transportation says November is the
traditional month that deer begin mating and moving more across the
countryside. They're also more active during low-light conditions
of dawn and dusk.
Officials say the reduced hours of daylight and lack of
vegetation in late fall also contribute to a rise in deer-vehicle
KDOT says there were more than 9,600 deer-vehicle collisions in
Kansas in 2009.