MENTOR -- It's a system that is being implemented to help protect drivers from hitting deer.

Back in September, WKYC reported on the warning system the City of Mentor would be testing in areas where there are high numbers of vehicle versus deer crashes.

The Deer Deter warning system is now in use.

Sensors on poles along the road detect a vehicle's headlights and then emit a high frequency pitch and a blue LED light that should help frighten any deer near the road away from oncoming cars.

ODOT is funding the three-year project.

The city says 130 of the Deer Deter units have been put around Mentor.

Officials plan to review data from the test project to determine if the system should be implemented in other Ohio communities.