The Ottumwa Courier

Southeast Iowa

May 29, 2014

Caution: Deer are crossing

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Of course, speed also is a huge factor. Both sheriffs said they caution drivers that every mile an hour they go over the speed limit means that much less time they have to react.

“If you are speeding or going too fast for conditions you have far less time to react,” Miller said.

With the increasing amount of deer related accidents in the area, drivers are encouraged to take their time getting from place to place and keep a keen eye on edges of the road for deer, especially in deer crossing zones.

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