Iowa Remains 4th Most Likely State to Hit a Deer While Driving

Ruben Hill
October 6, 2017

State Farm says the mating season for deer more than doubles the chance a driver will be involved in a collision with a deer.

Wisconsin was sixth on the list last year, but swapped places with South Dakota in this year's study.

The insurance company uses insurance claims data to make its estimates.

State Farm says the odds of a vehicle collision involving deer are 1 in 43 in West Virginia. November is the month when the most car-deer accidents happen, the insurer noted, followed by October and December. The report also includes collisions with moose, elk and caribou.

Finally, many tools to protect your vehicle from deer have been proven inefficient, like deer whistles.

In Pennsylvania, which has the third-highest incidence of deer crashes in the nation, it's estimated that 1 in 63 drivers will strike one of the animals during the coming year. In 2013, the most recent year with complete data available, 191 people died as a result of vehicle collisions with animals across the USA, according to the Insurance Information Institute and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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