2013/2014 Deer Collision Information for The USA State by State.
This Map Below Shows the Odds You’ll Hit a Deer Driving or Riding in Each State
How does your state or where you ride rank?
These probabilities come from an annual State Farm report about deer-vehicle collisions across the US. State Farm determines the likelihood of deer-vehicle collisions in each state using insurance claims data.
The regions with the highest risk of deer-vehicle collisions are the Appalachian states, the Midwest, and the Southeast. The state with the highest risk is West Virginia, which has a higher risk this year than it did last year.
These 5 states have the highest risk of deer-vehicle collisions:
1 – West Virginia = 1 in 39
2 – Pennsylvania = 1 in 71
3 – Montana = 1 in 75
4 – Iowa = 1 in 77
5 – South Dakota = 1 in 82
* In Michigan in 2009, there were 61,486 reported vehicle-deer crashes, with ten fatalities. All ten people killed were riding a motorcycle.
“Most” Deer – Vehicle collisions happen between Dusk & Dawn
* Tip – If a Deer runs out in front of you Break (under control) and Steer towards it’s Rear, remember Deer don’t usually go backwards !!
“Ride Safe – Be Aware, Be Alert & Stay Alive”