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Deer accidents on the rise in metro Atlanta

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If you plan on hitting the road to see family this holiday season, there is a hazard you need to look out for while driving.

It is peak deer mating season, and accidents are on the rise.

The city of Johns Creeks has seen its fair share of accidents as it relates to deer.

"I believe we had 42 for the year of 2015 and we are at 47 collisions with deer right now," said Captain Chris Byers with Johns Creek Police Department.

Byers warns it is still early in the deer mating season and with Georgia's extreme drought, deer must travel more to find water.

State Farm Insurance calls Georgia a "high-risk state" for vehicle verses deer accidents and warns November is the month when most of the collisions occur.

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