NPTC Safety Article - October 2021- Avoid Deer Strikes and Accidents

October 18, 2021

It is deer season, and now is a good time to remind you of the dangers of animals on the roadway. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety estimates, as a result of the booming deer population, 1.5 million deer related accidents occur each year. Deer are struck in three out of four accidents involving animals. Nationally, collisions between deer and vehicles cause around $1 billion in vehicle damage, kill 150 people and injure another 29,000 people every year.

Crashes with deer are most likely to occur in late fall during deer breeding, migration and hunting season – from mid-October to mid-December – when deer are more active. Here are some tips to avoid accidents with deer this year. 

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