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Safety Message Fall 2014

The Haymarket Police Department reminds all drivers to be extra careful at this time of year because of: 

  • Deer.  It is mating season, so deer are far more active at this time of year.  Be especially alert at dusk and dawn.  If you see a deer cross the highway, never assume it is the only one.
  • Early sunset.  As the days become shorter, more of the commuting hours overlap the hours of darkness.  Remember too that school children are typically moving around at those same times of the day.
  • Falling leaves.  Fallen leaves, especially when wet, create extra slick road surfaces.  Stopping distances are much greater.

Pay attention – arrive safely!