deer crossings

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware officials are urging motorists to watch out for deer crossing roadways.

Officials says shorter fall days, which become even shorter with the end of daylight savings time Sunday, mean more evening commuters driving home at dusk could encounter deer.

Last year, law enforcement authorities reported 1,030 deer-vehicle crashes in Delaware. As of September, 591 deer-related crashes were reported this year.