Please see the information below from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT). There are quite a few areas in Marion County that deer can be a problem. While we have them in various areas on the west side (especially the entire Eagle Creek area, 56th Street, Raceway Road), they are also just south of our district where there are still fields and open spaces, as well as many other areas in Marion County and Hendricks County to our west. Many of us may travel away from the City, and in all other areas of the State where there are fields, forest, and less populated areas there are lots of deer. Please review the bullet points below and be on the lookout. Deer may bound across the road – and many times a mate or other deer follow. If you do hit a deer, or see a deer hit – please report it. If it is not on a state highway, call 911. A deer on the roadway can cause other accidents, even if it is not on the roadway at the time, it can make its way back into another vehicles path. I know of many people who have hit a deer throughout Indiana and while the people were not injured, the deer was killed and the vehicle had a lot of damage. I hope that by being more aware and reviewing the article below will help to keep you and your family or passengers safer.
City-County Councillor District 6
Watch for Deer on Indiana’s Roadways
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