They provide rich rewards for hunters, animal lovers and tourists but deer can also create a nightmare for motorists. The highest number of deer/vehicle accidents occur in October and November. So drivers should be extra cautious during this time. Some safety tips offered by the Missouri Department of Conservation and the insurance industry are, be particularly alert while driving at dusk and dawn. That`s when deer activity is the greatest. Also use caution when approaching wooded areas or creek bottoms. Be on the lookout on newly constructed roads. And when a deer is spotted, don`t swerve, keep the wheel straight, reduce speed and use emergency flashers or pump brakes to alert other motorists.