Outdoors

Outdoors Studded tires legal starting November 1 Studded tires legal starting November 1
But most transportation officials would prefer drivers to use all-weather tires or chains when it snows. They say studded tires cause millions of dollars of damage to highways and bridge decks.
Outdoors October-November worst time of year for car-deer collisions October-November worst time of year for car-deer collisions (Photo Gallery)
State police responded to 4 crashes involving wildlife in 4 days as Oregon enters October and November, the worst months for vehicle-wildlife collisions.

Over the past 10 years, more than a third of the total reported vehicle-wildlife crashes occurred September - November. The deadliest encounters have taken place in Josephine and Deschutes counties, but no county in the state is untouched by these incidents. Those with the highest total crashes reported are Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath and Lane.