November 11, 2011
A motorists drives by a deer-crossing zone sign on Fitzgerald Road in Jonesboro. Deer-vehicle collisions occur more often during the fall season because of the hunting and rutting periods.
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There are two main reasons why motorists may see deer cross their paths during the fall, according to Keith Rohling, the assistant director of the Clayton County Transportation and Development Department. Rohling said deer will run around if people are out in the woods hunting them, or during a rut, which is their mating season.