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Now Is Peak Season for Auto-Deer Collisions

This is the peak season for collisions between deer and vehicles, so the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance is reminding motorists to exercise caution in areas where deer are prevalent...
December 4, 2012

This is the peak season for collisions between deer and vehicles, so the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s Bureau of Insurance is reminding motorists to exercise caution in areas where deer are prevalent. One-half or more of all vehicle-deer collisions occur during the months of October, November and December. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are roughly one million vehicle accidents with deer each year that kill more than 200 Americans, cause more than 10,000 personal injuries and result in $1 billion in vehicle damage.

“I encourage all drivers to be on the alert for wildlife on the highways,” said Virginia Insurance Commissioner Jacqueline K. Cunningham. “Now is a good time to contact your insurance agent or company to determine if your policy provides coverage for this type of loss.”

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