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South Dakota 2nd Most Likely State For Deer Collisions

Car Versus Deer Season
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South Dakota moves from number 3 to number 2 on the list of states where the chances are highest of hitting a deer.  According to an insurance company survey, the chances of a South Dakota driver to hit a deer is one in 68.  From this year to last year South Dakota and Iowa switched spots.

For the sixth year in a row, West Virginia tops the list of states where an individual driver is most likely to run into a deer.  The chance of hitting one in the Mountaineer State is 1 in 40. Michigan is fourth and Pennsylvania fifth.  In each of the top five states the rate of deer-related collisions per driver went up from a year ago.

Other data* shows that November is the likeliest month during which deer-vehicle encounters occur.  October is the second most likely month for a crash involving a deer and a vehicle.  December is third.  So we are in the hot-button months right now for vehicle deer collisions.  Plus the likelihood of these entanglements have risen in general across the nation.  Be on guard as the deer will be on the move and they don’t make a good hood ornament.

*Data courtesy of the State Farm Insurance Company.


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