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Don't Veer for Deer!!!

Posted by Mary Szalanski

Every year, one and a half million collisions with deer kill close to 150 people and cause more than $1 billion in vehicle damage. Most collisions happen in the fall, when deer are in the rut or mating season. The odds of colliding with a deer this season for a Wisconsin resident is 1 in 97 - the state of Wisconsin has the 7th highest deer-incident rates nationwide.

Here's how to avoid an unwanted wildlife encounter:

  • Don't veer away. Often a deer will do less damage to your car than you might cause by swerving, possibly into oncoming traffic
  • Dusk and dawn are when deer are most active - stay alert when on the road
  • Deer are herd animals and migrate in groups. If you see one, slow down - there are probably more nearby
  • Consider a deer whistle device, but always have a watchful eye even if you have one

Wisconsin residents, contact a knowledgebroker to review your current policy, get a free quote and improve your coverage.

Topics: Personal Insurance, Wiscconsin deer accidents, deer collision, deer whistle, deer in rut