November is the peak month for vehicle accidents involving deer. According to State Farm, Wisconsin drivers have a 1 in 57 chance of hitting an animal, mostly deer.
Those odds rank the state 7th most risky according to a press release from the insurance carrier.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation encourages drivers to eliminate distractions, use extra caution in deer zones, be aware of risky dusk-to-dawn times, don’t rely on unproven tools such as deer whistles.
If a collision with a deer is unavoidable, remember these safety tips:
✅ Brake firmly.
✅ Stay in your lane.
✅ Avoid swerving, which can result in a loss of vehicle control and a more serious crash. pic.twitter.com/A0lrhz2qmo
— Wisconsin DOT (@WisconsinDOT) November 17, 2020
If you see deer, slow down, don’t swerve or slam on the brakes and know more are nearby.
Odds of hitting a deer in the road are the highest in West Virginia and the risk is lowest in Hawaii.