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Monday, September 28, 2009

Virginia Among Leaders for Deer-Car Collisions

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that:

Virginia is one of the nation's 10 most-dangerous states for drivers colliding with deer, according to an insurance company study released today. One in every 137 drivers in Virginia is likely to hit a deer in the next 12 months, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. said.

The report notes that West Virginia drivers lead the nation in collisions with deer for the third straight year, with one in every 39 drivers likely to have a run-in with a deer.

No surprise here - collisions reach their peak from October through December -- deer mating season. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the collisions cause more than $1 billion in vehicle damage annually.

As a side note - if the anti-hunters had their way, the number of collisions would likely increase exponentially.

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