More Deer Vehicle Collisions Occur During the Fall

According to Insurance Information Institute, more deer vehicle collisions occur during the months of October, November and December than at any other time of the year. The average costs for these types of claims is $3,000.00.

Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that 3 out of 4 motor vehicle/animal collisions involve deer. Further, more of these types of accidents occur during the month of November than at any other time during the year.

There are steps you can take to decrease the likelihood that you will be involved in one of these types of collisions such as: driving with caution when travelling through areas that are known to be populated with deer; always wear your seatbelt (the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety showed that 60% of those killed in vehicle/animal collisions were not wearing a seatbelt); and be especially vigilant during dusk hours and at night.