Oklahoma Highway Patrol warn of increase in car/animal crashes

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Updated: 11/08/2013 3:22 pm Published: 11/08/2013 3:22 pm

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has seen an increase in the number of car collisions with animals in recent days.

State troopers have responded to several crashes throughout the state and officials want to remind motorists of the dangers associated with driving during this time of year.

"With cooler temperatures, we have seen an increase in wildlife movement around state roadways. Our goal is to remind motorists to use caution when driving, especially in rural areas", stated OHP Captain George Brown.

Department officials want to remind drivers to remain aware of the possibility of animals running onto the roadway. Some of the best ways to reduce injury in collisions with wildlife, is to obey speed restrictions and wear safety belts at all times. Drivers should also scan areas for animals near the roadway as part of their safe defensive driving routine.

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Mayor Maynot - 11/9/2013 12:22 PM
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A good warning that could save life and property and the senseless slaughter of animals.

The Who - 11/8/2013 5:20 PM
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Sad one time I hit a dog (Killed) on my way home from seeing family. Couldn't stop, it run out of a ditch as I was passing right by it.
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