Deer doing damage to vehicles on roadways
The Kansas City Star
Deer are causing a lot of damage to vehicles nationwide.
Bloomberg News reports that motorists’ collisions with deer reached 1.23 million crashes in the 12 months ending June 30. State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co., the biggest home and car insurer in the nation, said that was up 7.7 percent over a year earlier.
The mild winter may be responsible. Rut, or mating season for deer, generally runs Oct. 18 to Nov. 2.
Now is when car crashes with deer peak as the 200-pound rats run onto roadways. If you see one, slow down because there will likely be more following close behind.
A collision with a deer can do on average about $3,300 damage to a vehicle.
Interstate 70 across Missouri over the weekend was littered with deer bodies. Be careful out there. Deer make this Halloween season a lot scarier.