• November 6, 2014 | Status Report, Volume 49, Number 9

    Colliding with deer is costly

    Some vehicles rack up high insurance losses for hitting deer or other animals. West Virginia leads states in animal-strike claims.

  • November 20, 2012

    Deer collisions soar in November

    Vehicle damage from hitting an animal is more than 3½ times as common in November as in August, when claims are lowest. The high-claim period coincides with deer mating season, when bucks are likely to be roaming.

  • November 20, 2012 | Status Report, Volume 47, Number 9

    Deer crashes jump in November

    Vehicle damage from hitting an animal is more than 3½ times as common in November as in August, when claims are lowest. The high-claim period coincides with deer mating season, when bucks are likely to be roaming.

  • November 18, 2009 | Status Report, Volume 44, Number 10

    November is peak month for deer strikes

    Insurance claims for crashes involving animals are nearly 3 times as high in November as in other months.

  • December 27, 2008 | Status Report, Volume 43, Number 11

    'Stop ahead' markings reduce crashes

    Pavement markings that tell drivers they are approaching a stop sign are an easy and inexpensive way to reduce intersection crashes, a government study has found.

  • November 25, 2008 | Status Report, Volume 43, Number 10

    November is peak month for deer crashes

    Far more collisions with deer occur in November than any other month, new research shows.

  • October 30, 2008

    Collisions with animals spike in November

    November is the peak month for vehicle-deer collisions, and a new analysis of insurance claims and federal crash data indicate the problem is growing. HLDI recently examined insurance claims for animal strikes and found they are nearly 3 times higher during November than the typical month earlier in the year.

  • August 3, 2005

    Simple remedies could reduce urban crashes

    Most crash deaths occur on rural roads, but motorists drive 2 billion miles every day on urban arterial roads. About 8,000 deaths and more than 1 million injuries occur each year on these roads. Many of these crashes happen in predictable locations and involve predictable sequences of events. Some relatively simple and inexpensive roadway changes can reduce the  toll.

  • November 18, 2004

    Many deaths in vehicle-animal collisions are avoidable

    Most of the motor vehicle crash deaths in collisions with animals occur in subsequent events when a vehicle runs off the road or a motorcyclist falls off the bike. Many of these deaths wouldn't occur with appropriate protection, such as safety belts and motorcycle helmets.

  • May 2, 1998 | Status Report, Volume 33, Number 4 | Special Issue: urban crashes

    Studies on which this report is based

  • April 3, 1993 | Status Report, Volume 28, Number 4

    Deer-motor vehicle collisions are most frequent in spring and fall

  • April 3, 1993 | Status Report, Volume 28, Number 4

    Moose pose bigger risk than deer