Monday, September 28, 2009

Death by Deer :: The Map of Impact

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What's the chance your car will slam into a deer this year?

Click on the map, above, to see the likelihood of any one vehicle in your state colliding with a deer over the next 12 months.

The average in the U.S. is 1 in 208. In West Virginia, however, it's one in 39!

For more information from State Farm, click here.


retrieverman said...

The deer are unbelievably densely populated in my part of West Virginia. The risk they pose is exacerbated with winding roads that have lots of blind curves that are very often covered in dense brush. The deer just appear, and you hit them!

I remember when this came out last year, and everyone thought, "Well, duh!"

I bet if you go to Central and Northern West Virginia and ask 50 random people if they have hit a deer with their cars, you won't find more than one or two who haven't.

Shane said...

Thanks for the info. My part of Iowa must be worse, because I know few people who go more ten years without hitting a deer.

PixieCorpse said...

I spent four years driving the length of Mississippi on a regular basis. I never hit a deer, but the carnage was plentiful. The odds surely would have caught up to me sooner or later even though I kept to the interstates.