Oh Dear, Deer Collisions Are Down!

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

State Farm Insurance is out with its annual report on deer collisions. Like the five previous years, West Virginia is the state where we are most likely to hit a deer. Like last year, Iowa ranks second and Nebraska ranks eleventh.

The report found for the third consecutive year, the number of deer-vehicle collisions dropped nationwide. State farm estimates there were 1.09 million collisions between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. That’s a 9% drop in one year. The previous year saw a 7% drop.

In West Virginia, State Farm calculated the chance of a driver hitting a deer is 1 in 53. In Iowa, the chance is 1 in 77. South Dakota ranks third with a 1 in 81 chance. Again, Nebraska ranks eleventh with a chance of hitting a deer estimated at 1 in 110.

To review the report yourself, click here.

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