There are approximately 1.2 Million auto accidents with a deer each
year. The number is surprising and way too high.
Unfortunately, and not unexpectedly, some of the accidents result in
death. Because of the size of some deer, the collision between a deer and a
vehicle can result in death to the vehicle’s occupants. There are
approximately 150 deaths and 10,000 personal injuries as a result of these
Certain states have the majority of deer accidents. Particularly, most
accidents occur in the Midwest.
Although not always involved in an accident, white-tailed deer are the
species most likely to be in an accident. But deer accidents can happen
anywhere that deer are located.
The estimated cost of deer related accidents is $1 billion. Most
accidents occur between 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. during the months of October to
December. Typically, the accidents happen during mating season.
Unfortunately, there is little evidence that deer whistles work.
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