Although the number of crashes between motorists and deer is declining, officials still urge caution this time of year. There were more than 17,000 deer-vehicle crashes last year in Illinois. Most were on rural roads, when it was dark.

State Department of Transportation spokesperson Josh Kauffman has these tips for avoiding a deer collision.


Kauffman comments

And if you see one deer, more are likely to follow. The counties with the most deer crashes last year were Cook, Madison, Peoria, Sangamon, and Will.