With deer living increasing closer to urban areas they are coming into contact with humans more so then ever. This poses a major risk to motorists as deer are most active at night where human vision is at its poorest.
Deer will often travel across roads swiftly leaving motorists with little choice either coming into contact with the deer or swerving. Both these instances can be fatal and is now becoming a common occurrence on the Gold Coast.
Some species of deer such as the Red Deer here on the Gold Coast can weigh up to 220kg. If you were to hit a deer of this size at even a slow speed there would be serious consequences.
During the rutting season where male deer are filled with testosterone they travel long distances fighting other males and chasing females often onto roads. This period between March – May has higher potential for road collisions.