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One Out Of 172 Drivers Will Collide With A Deer
Updated October 9, 2014 1:08 PM
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(UNDATED) - Indiana drivers are nearly 21 percent more likely to collide with a deer in the next 12 months than they were last year, according to new claim data from State Farm.

The odds drivers will hit a deer in Indiana this year are 1 out of 172, just above the national odds of 1 in 169.

Indiana is ranked 28th in the county for the most deer collisions.

The months a driver is most likely to collide with a deer in Indiana is due to mating and hunting seasons, with November at the top of the list followed by October and December.

Officials are encouraging drivers to be cautions and watch for animals on the roadway. Wearing our seat belt and practicing defensive driving tactics could make a significant difference.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2012 175 deaths were the result of collisions with animals, with deer being the animal most often struck.

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