Saturday, November 13, 2010

Map of the Likelihood of Car-Deer Collisions in the United States

Click to Enlarge.  From Statefarm Insurance
Statefarm Insurance has a map showing the likelihood of an automobile driver having a car collision with a deer. (Hat tip: Dr. Fred Shelly)

The three states where a driver is most likely to crash itno a deer are
  1. West Virginia (1 in 46)
  2. Iowa
  3. South Dakota
The three states where a driver is least likely to crash into a deer are
  1. Hawaii (1 in 13,011)
  2. Arizona
  3. Nevada
There is a belt of states from the mid-Atlantic seaboard to the upper interior where deer collisions are most likely.  These states have woodlands and large agricultural areas where deers can still thrive.  However, roads through the woods and separating farm fields makes the car-deer disaster very possible for any driver.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Not a huge deal, but from my reading, drivers in Arizona are less likely than those in California to hit a deer.

Catholicgauze said...

Anonymous,
Thanks for the catch! You have proven once again that readers make better editors than me at 11 pm.

Jared said...

It would be interesting to see which states would change colors (possibly going from low to high) if moose were factored in.