It’s not just the leaves turning colors that could make your daily commutes more interesting. The Missouri Conservation Department warns drivers to be on the look out for deer on the road. The department’s Jim Low stresses the danger of striking a deer is greater during fall, when deer are mating. In 2004, more than 8500 Missouri motorists reported deer-car accidents, but Low confirms only a handful are fatal. But, he warns drivers should take the proper steps when hitting a deer. Low says the average deer-car accident costs around 2,000 dollars. But, he says you can take actions to avoid an accident by using high beams whenever possible and cutting your speed by 20 miles an hour whenever you spot a deer.