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Deer Hunters May Cause More Car Accidents

October 1, 1996
By: Jennifer Horton
State Capital Bureau
Driving in mid-Missouri just got more dangerous. Jennifer Horton tells us why...
Story:Jennifer Horton
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Deer may be the cause of more Missouri road accidents during the next few months.

Tuesday marked the official start of the deer hunting season... and while hunters gear up for the excitement, drivers need to gear down for animals on the road.

Missouri Insurance Information Service provides public information on insurance coverage.

Executive Director Calvin Call blames people for chasing deer out of the woods.

Actuality:Calvin Call
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OutCue: "more accidents"
Contents: hunting season causes the most movement of the deer, which causes more accidents.

Call says the majority of deer related accidents happen when drivers swerve to avoid a deer, and not by hitting one.

From Jefferson City, I'm Jennifer Horton.