Where you drive affects the risks you face.
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.
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.
Deer crashes jump in November
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 3, 2004
Reducing collisions with deer
Many different methods for preventing crashes with deer have been tried, and the results have been mixed.
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.
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.
May 2, 1998
Studies on which this report is based
April 3, 1993
Deer-motor vehicle collisions are most frequent in spring and fall
Moose pose bigger risk than deer
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