November is the Most Dangerous Deer Collision Month

Did you know that 3 times more accidents involving deer happen in November than in any other month? The number of deer-related collisions in the U.S. has increased by nearly 8 percent over the last year. Here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute on how to reduce the odds of a deer-vehicle collision.
Keep in mind that deer generally travel in herds – if you see one, there is a strong possibility others are nearby.
Be aware of posted deer crossing signs. These are placed in active deer crossing areas.
Remember that deer are most active between 6 and 9 p.m.
Use high beam headlamps as much as possible at night to illuminate the areas from which deer will enter roadways.
If a deer collision seems inevitable, attempting to swerve out of the way could cause you to lose control of your vehicle or place you in the path of an oncoming vehicle.
Don’t rely on car-mounted deer whistles.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

1 day 15 hours ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Senior Golfer Brad Carpenter from Washington High School. In a recent match against Fort Zumwalt South at Wolf Hollow, Brad carded a six under par 29 to lead the team to a 148-176 win over the Bulldogs. Brad will attend Missouri State University in Springfield on a golf and academic scholarship. He started playing golf at the age of 12 and developed an immediate love for the game.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

1 month 2 weeks ago

Every once in a while, a conversation arises on Ticked Off Tuesday that really makes me think. Such was the case when a listener called in about an experience with a local establishment in which she believed she was turned away on the basis of her sexual orientation.

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

AN OPEN GAY RIGHTS CONVERSATION - 02/26/2014 - 11:07am
Obamacare: Discouraging Work - 02/06/2014 - 11:30am
Womanly Wars, Libidos and Rebuttals - 01/30/2014 - 11:50am

SPORTS CORNER

17 hours 20 min ago

The East Central College softball game vs. Three Rivers today April 15 has been cancelled due to field conditions. The “Stuff the Stands” event has been moved to Thursday, April 17 vs. St. Louis Community College. Come out and show your “Falcon Pride” as the ECC Falcons look to take down the STLCC Archers. The first 100 fans will receive a blue “Stuff the Stands” T-shirt along with free hot dogs and soda.