Sunday, November 9, 2008

Odds That Your Car Will Hit A Deer in Alabama

State Farm Insurance estimates that a driver has a one in 196 of hitting a deer in Alabama within the next twelve months. Deer hits are up 19.5% from just five years ago. The average claim for colliding with a deer is $2950.

That doesn't surprise me. We do a lot of hiking in Alabama, much of it within walking distance from our home. We see deer all the time. A couple decades ago, a deer sighting would be news. Now it's not news unless somebody hits one with a car. Luckily we haven't hit one yet. Every year that we don't increases the odds though.

Check out my article on the wildlife of north central Alabama for information of the Alabama deer population:

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