Infographic: Deer on the road? Here’s what to do

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Oh deer!

According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, a collision with some form of wildlife occurs, on average, every 39 minutes. And deer are a major culprit.

On top of these already astonishing figures, there’s a surge in the number of deer-auto collisions in the fall. During their October to December migration and mating season,1 deer wander all over—and onto the roads.

And a run-in with a deer can be a very unfortunate event. It can cause severe injuries to you and your passengers, and cost an average of $2,800 to repair your vehicle.2 So here are some tips to prevent a collision and, if an accident is unavoidable, explain how to reduce damage to you, your car and your passengers.

Keep this infographic in mind when you see a deer on or near the roadway.

deer collision infographic

1 - Insurance Information Institute
2 - DMV


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