New Albany Police would like to remind motorists of the increase in deer-related traffic crashes this time of year. Since 2016, statistics from the Ohio State Highway Patrol show there were 100,672 deer-related crashes on Ohio’s roadways. Nearly half of those crashes (47%) occurred in October, November and December.
“It can be easy to get preoccupied with thinking about work, family and our busy lives when driving, but please take the time to slow down and look for deer,” said New Albany Police Chief Greg Jones. “If you see one, remember there are likely others nearby. This is especially true at dawn or dusk when deer are more active.”
There have been three deer-related crashes in New Albany so far in 2021. NAPD reported 16 crashes in 2019 and 18 in 2020. Click here to learn more.