Lancashire motorists are being warned to beware of deers on the roads,
There are up to 75,000 Deer Vehicle Collisions (DVCs) each year in the UK resulting in 400 to 700 human injuries and several human fatalities each year.
Now the Deer Intitiative have highlighted danger hotspots where drivers need to take more care, including the M6 J32 to J33 from Broughton to Dolphinholme and the Preston, Chorley and Blackburn triangle on the M6, M61 and M65.
The Deer Initiative (DI) estimate that over 14,000 vehicles in the UK will incur significant damage as a result of DVCs, imposing further costs up to £50 million incurred through human injury DVC accidents alone.
Deer-vehicle collisions account for one in every five deer killed and the daily peak is at dawn and dusk when they are most active. Experts have called for a 20 per cent cull each year.