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Where the Wild Things Are: A Peek at States’ Deer Collisions

Posted in Pictures, Video, Commercials, Media, Uncategorized by wolferadio11 on October 5, 2011

State Farm Insurance just released its annual report on car accidents involving deer.  Which gives us a perfect opportunity to tell the people of West Virginia they need to STOP KILLING BAMBI’S MOM over and over. The study found that almost 2% of drivers in West Virginia hit a deer in the past year . . . one in every 53 drivers had a car-on-deer accident.  That’s almost FOUR TIMES the national average, and 50% higher than the next closest state. Iowa came in second, with a one-in-77 car-on-deer rate.  South Dakota is third, at one in 81 . . . Pennsylvania is fourth, at one in 86 . . . and Michigan is fifth, at one in 91. Overall, the nationwide average is one deer collision for every 193 drivers. Hawaii . . . where there are fewer deer AND fewer drivers . . . had the lowest rate, at one in 6,267.  That means you’re 11,825%less likely to crash into a deer in Hawaii than you are in West Virginia. Car-on-deer collisions have dropped the last three years.  State Farm says that gas prices have led to fewer drivers, which has led to fewer drivers smacking deer.

 

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