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Orleans has fewest car-deer crashes in GLOW region, by far

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 October 2018 at 11:25 am

File photo by Tom Rivers: These deer are pictured on Nov. 20, 2014 when they were close to the road on the west side of Route 279 in Gaines, just south of Route 104.

There were far fewer car-deer accidents in Orleans County compared to similar-size counties in the GLOW region, according to information from AAA.

AAA analyzed New York crash data and found that October, November and December are by far the peak months for deer crashes in the Empire State.

From October to December 2016, there were 9,720 deer crashes across the state – equivalent to one deer crash every fifteen minutes, AAA said.

In the GLOW region, there were 98 car-deer collisions in Orleans County during the last three months of 2016. That compares with 312 in Genesee County, 292 in Livingston County, and 207 in Wyoming County.

From October to December 2016, the top five counties for deer crashes were: Orange (581), Monroe (469), Erie (398), Oneida (364) and Ulster (354).

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