• November 6, 2014

    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.

    Volume 49, Number 9
  • 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

    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.

    Volume 47, Number 9
  • November 18, 2009

    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.

    Volume 44, Number 10
  • December 27, 2008

    '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.

    Volume 43, Number 11
  • November 25, 2008

    November is peak month for deer crashes

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

    Volume 43, Number 10
  • 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.

  • January 3, 2005

    Cutting human deaths in animal strikes

    Most people killed in crashes with deer and other animals weren't using safety belts or motorcycle helmets, an Institute study has found.

    Volume 40, Number 1
  • 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.

  • February 7, 2004

    Centerline rumble strips reduce crashes

    Rumble strips along the centerlines of undivided, two-lane roads can cut head-on crashes and opposing-direction sideswipes by about 20 percent, Institute researchers have found.

    Volume 39, Number 2
  • January 3, 2004

    Reducing collisions with deer

    Many different methods for preventing crashes with deer have been tried, and the results have been mixed.

    Volume 39, Number 1
  • January 3, 2004

    Temporary warning signs reduce deer hits

    Temporary warning signs, posted in spring and fall when mule deer migrate, are an effective and affordable way to reduce collisions.

    Volume 39, Number 1
  • October 26, 2002

    Drivers often stop but don't see

    An Institute study of stop-sign crashes shows that drivers usually stop but often proceed without seeing the other vehicle. Intersection improvements may help.

    Volume 37, Number 9
  • May 2, 1998

    Studies on which this report is based

    Volume 33, Number 4 | Special Issue: urban crashes
  • April 3, 1993

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

    Volume 28, Number 4
  • April 3, 1993

    Moose pose bigger risk than deer

    Volume 28, Number 4