Dear Editor:

A good friend of mine recently totaled her car when a deer ran in front of it. Unfortunately, this is not an unusual occurrence in our part of New Jersey, where deer have overbred relative to the undeveloped land left to them.

Many deer are now forced to travel longer and longer distances to find food. Every week as I drive to work I see deer carcasses by the side of the road, some of them practically newborns.

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I would ask that drivers take special care when driving through the Watchung Mountains to look for deer that may be attempting to cross the road. Maintaining the posted speed limit of 25 mph is not only the law, but it could save your car, and maybe the life of a baby deer.

Bill Picard
Scotch Plains