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New Jersey DOT issues deer alert

GasBuddy Blog -- New Jersey's Dept of Transportation (and undoubtedly the DOTs in many other states too) is urging motorists to be on the alert for white-tailed deer on the roadways with the arrival of the fall breeding season, especially during the morning and evening commutes when visibility may be poor and deer activity is likely to be higher.

"White-tailed deer are on the move and unpredictable during this season,” said NJ's Fish and Wildlife Director David Chanda. “Deer are much more likely to dart into roads without warning at this time of year. Drivers should be extra alert to avoid collisions that could result in injuries and damage to their vehicles.”

Deer movements related to breeding are beginning now and will pick up in the...


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Submitted Oct 23, 2012 By: PD
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Nov 2, 2012 4:42:47 AM

can someone tell the deer here to read the book?
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Nov 1, 2012 8:36:18 AM

Common sense key
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MiCARgo
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 11:37:00 AM

Yeah, stay off the phone for once, and save a deer's life! hohoho
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dfred65
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Message Posted: Oct 31, 2012 9:00:39 AM

You guys suggesting moving the deer crossing signs crack me up! Deer can't read, the signs are for you! LOL! :)
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hpmossii
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2012 8:35:27 PM

why is common sense so uncommon?
and... if you pay attention to the road and scan the sides of the road for deer instead of talking on the cell phone or whatever else, you'll have a much better chance of being able to react and avoid an accident.
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mantarran
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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2012 8:37:27 PM

Not much you can do about wild animals getting on the road........
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GasHunter0007
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Message Posted: Oct 28, 2012 1:39:32 PM

There's got to be away to 'radar' these animals ahead of time so drivers can take the necessary precaution before a collision happens.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2012 4:55:30 AM

I guess around here they haven't read the books?
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2012 4:41:38 AM

hmmm... deer are predictable in ANY season? Would like to know which one!
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garywa01
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2012 8:52:14 AM

Just relocate deer crossing signs, that will help!
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bell05
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 3:17:30 PM

Yea, old article.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 1:37:45 PM

slow down, watch the road
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:48:06 AM

totally unpredictable.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:44:39 AM

Same old news ....
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 11:23:27 AM

Okay, just be careful when driving.
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Yesterdays good tips, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:52:15 AM

High alert everywhere.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:42:18 AM

Oh deer! Are we in a rut again?
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:34:05 AM

Drive carefully...
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:33:11 AM

A yearly occurrence. The deer were here before cars...
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:33:03 AM

so hunter will using his/her vehicle instead of gun to hunt deer...
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:31:51 AM

Regulate all the deer and install warning devices.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:30:54 AM

Same ole song
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:30:31 AM

too many deer... more each year...
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Bonnajai
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:30:25 AM

... Old news, but we just need to be careful when driving!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:30:05 AM

lol
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:28:14 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:27:38 AM

Gee... they did this YESTERDAY, too.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:26:28 AM

same story every year
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:25:22 AM

Old story.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:24:36 AM

It's that time of year.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:24:24 AM

repost from last week
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:24:20 AM

yep, this article saves me gas
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:23:16 AM

old story bro
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:20:54 AM

go hunting
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:20:36 AM

ejl2000 - This forum is known for stupid comments and yours ranks right up there.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:20:03 AM

They are out there!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:19:01 AM

Bleeding Hearts back in action......Next they will ban driving during deer breeding season
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:18:29 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:18:20 AM


Second day this has been posted here.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:17:25 AM

Great reminder.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:16:40 AM

bring on the venison!!!
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:15:13 AM

old
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:14:35 AM

old
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:14:31 AM


It's Donna the Deer Lady.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:13:58 AM

OK, This happens every year granted, but in many states areas once more rural are now more suburban or urban, yet deer populations are now going unchecked more so than ever, less deer are being hunted and as there populations grow they expand their territories. In major city urban cores, there have been deer hit.

On the other side of that coin is what I call "urban deer", where dear are in larger numbers in areas where they see cars often and are less often spooked by autos. I see deer that will stand a few feet off the roadway and ignore me passing by quite often in my suburban area.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:13:11 AM

Yesterdays news article..
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Yesterdays story
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:11:38 AM

We have had several fatal accidents in this area because of deer, one vehicle hit one, knocking it into another car, fatally injuring the driver.
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2012 9:09:59 AM

dont the deer cross the road at the deer signs??????
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