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 3 min ago

The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Washington Post 218 Junior Legion Baseball Player Adam Gauzy. As a pitcher, Adam has the most innings pitched on the staff with 46. His record is 6-0, he's given up 10 runs, three earned, for a staff low ERA of .450. Adam has struck out 53 batters while walking 11. At the plate, Adam is a switch hitter with an avarage of .315, an on-base percentage of .427 and a slugging percentage of .342.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

4 weeks 22 hours ago

There are few things more inspiring in life than watching an octogenarain with two hip replacements swimming a 200 yard race, or guys in their late 70's playing some pretty vigorous 3 on 3 basketball. A generation of baby boomers is learning that, while they can't reverse age, they certainly can embrace life!

OFF THE CUFF ARCHIVE

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SPORTS CORNER

30 min 16 sec ago

The season is over for the Washington senior legion baseball team. St. Charles held on to beat West 13-12 last night to win the 9th district post-season tournament at Westhoff Park. Washington needed West to win for their season to continue. Post 218 ends the season with a 28-12 record under Manager Mike Gardner. St. Charles, West and Daniel Boone will represent the 9th district in the zone tournament this week.