Deer - Vehicle Collisions up 21% in Five Years
While the number of miles driven by U.S. motorists over the past five years has increased just 2 percent, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in this country during that time has grown by ten times that amount. Using claims data, State Farm estimates there have been 2.3 million collisions between deer and vehicles in the U.S. during the two-year period between July 1, 2008 and June 30, 2010. That's a 21.1 percent more than five years earlier. During the time it took to read this paragraph, a collision between a deer and vehicle will likely have occurred (they are much more likely during the last three months of the year and in the early evening).