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Wisconsin ranks high in deer-vehicle accidents

A recent study by State Farm Insurance shows that Wisconsin ranks seventh across the country in regards to deer-vehicle accidents. Licensed drivers in the state of Wisconsin have a one in 79 chance of colliding with a deer when they are behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

West Virginia topped the list again this year, with drivers experiencing a one in 40 chance that they will be involved in a car accident with a deer. This is the sixth year that West Virginia has been ranked first in the country for these types of collisions.

Claims data is used by the insurance company each year to determine where most of these serious collisions take place throughout the United States. Deer are currently in their mating season, which means that more packs of them will be near roadways. It is important to drive cautiously in areas where deer are known to linger, especially between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.