Appearing on the weekly local public affairs program, Southern Tier Close Up November 9, New York State Department of Transportation Region 9 spokesman, Dave Hamburg talks about a number of issues, most notably for fall, the prevalence of car/deer collisions on area roadways.

Hamburg offers a number of tips for avoiding serious injury when encountering 'Bambi', including advising motorists not to swerve for risk of crashing into something even more dangerous than the deer.

The D.O.T. also wants motorists to know that their crews are out clearing dead animals off many roadways, often in close proximity to traffic and not in a regular work zone.  Drivers need to obey New York's Move Over Law and, if possible, move over a lane when flashing hazard lights are activated on maintenance vehicles.

In addition to the seasonal information concerning deer, Hamburg talks about the upcoming winter driving season when plow drivers and motorists face serious safety concerns in the snow.  Hamburg reminds motorists to never pass a plow on the right and the safest place to be, if you have to be on the road in a snowstorm, is behind a plow.

Updates on the Mt. Prospect construction project can be found on the D.O.T.'s facebook page at www.facebook.comprospect.mountain.project.

Southern Tier Close Up airs Saturdays at 12:10 p.m. on News Radio 1290 WNBF.