Drive Carefully During Deer Mating Season

October 30, 2023

Residents are reminded to drive carefully as daylight hours shorten and the risk of deer collisions increases.

White-tailed deer are involved in thousands of motor vehicle collisions every year. Most of those collisions occur during peak deer mating season, which in New Jersey runs from late October through mid-December. Many car commuters drive at times of day when deer are most active, and when lighting conditions may make driving more difficult.