TOMS RIVER – Motorists are reminded to drive with extra caution and watch for white-tailed deer as deer mating season gets under way and darkness arrives earlier.
White-tailed deer become more active during mating season, also known as the fall rut.
During this time of year deer are more apt to suddenly run onto roadways as bucks pursue does, risking the possibility of a collision with a vehicle.
Increased deer activity is more likely to occur in the very early morning and around sunset when visibility can be difficult.
Stay alert, stay safe!