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Nebraska Seeking New Ways to Warn Drivers About Deer

You’ve seen them — the yellow signs along the state’s rural roadways that warn of a deer crossing ahead. Trouble is, researchers say, we mostly ignore such warnings. It presents a quandary for highway safety officials in Nebraska seeking to …

West Virginia Tops State Farm List of Deer-Car Crashes, Again

For the 11th consecutive year, West Virginia has topped State Farm’s list for the likelihood of vehicles crashes involving deer. Using claims data, the Bloomington, Illinois-based insurer released its annual deer claim study list Monday. State Farm says the odds …

State Farm Reminds Alabama Drivers to Watch Out for Deer

Alabama motorists are getting a costly reminder to look out for deer while driving. State Farm, Alabama’s largest auto insurer, says in a statement that there were 28,794 insurance claims connected to deer collisions from July 2015 to the end …

Mississippi Drivers Warned to Slow Down as Deer Season Begins

Mississippi has the eighth highest rate of collisions with deer. Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Criss Turnipseed tells The Commercial Dispatch there were 3,438 vehicle collisions with deer in the state last year. According to State Farm Insurance Company, which looked …

Fewer Deer Equals Fewer Collisions Caused by Deer in South Carolina

Records show that collisions between vehicles and deer in South Carolina are declining. The State in Columbia reports that a review by South Carolina public safety officials shows that vehicles and deer collided more than 2,200 times in 2014. That …

Deer-Related Car Crashes Declined in Ohio in 2013

Ohio officials say the number of reported deer-related car crashes in the state decreased in 2013. The Ohio Department of Public Safety says about 20,200 deer-vehicle crashes were reported last year. That’s nearly 800 fewer crashes than in 2012. Despite …

Collisions Between Cars, Deer Increasing in Delaware

The number of collisions between deer and vehicles in Delaware is growing as state officials work to reduce the deer population. Citing statistics released recently by State Farm Insurance, The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Delaware drivers have a …

Car and Deer Collisions Cause 200 Deaths, Cost $4 Billion a Year

Cars and deer can be a lethal combination. An increase in urban sprawl and more roads being built through wildlife habitats have displaced deer from their natural habitat, leading to a rise in deer-vehicle collisions, according to the Insurance Information …