Wisconsin Ranked 7th In Motorists Deer Accidents

Deer Crossing.
Deer Crossing. (Photo credit: Tessss)

We always wondered why there are so many deer crossing signs in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin ranks 7th in deer-vehicle accidents
By Paul Gores of the Journal Sentinel Oct. 23, 2012 12:24 p.m.

Wisconsin ranks seventh among states in the likelihood of deer-vehicle collisions, a new survey by insurer State Farm shows.

Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm projected that one of every 78.7 Wisconsin motorists will hit a deer in the coming year.

For the sixth consecutive year, West Virginia tops the list of states where a driver is most likely to collide with a deer. In West Virginia, there’s a one in 40 chance of a driver hitting a deer. The state least likely to have car-deer collisions is Hawaii, with one accident for every 6,801 licensed drivers.

State Farm is the second-biggest provider of passenger vehicle insurance in Wisconsin, with a market share of 12.5%, according to state records. Madison-based American Family Insurance is first with 19.9%.

Read more at JSOnline.

With so many deer in Wisconsin is there any correlation between deer and the number of guns during the gun deer hunt in November? You think?

About Paul Socha

Owner and Editor of Wis. U. P. North. Live in the Nicolet National Forest in Northern Wisconsin. Grown to love the people of Northern Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. Great people, great scenery, what can you not love about Michigan and Wisconsin. .

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