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This Map Shows the Odds You’ll Crash Into Deer While Driving in Each State

State Farm

Here are the probabilities of deer-car collisions in each region of the US.

This interesting map from State Farm shows the probability of crashing into a deer in each state. The map is based on data from 2012-2013. During that period, there was an overall 4.3 percent decrease in deer-vehicle collisions.

State Farm also determined the odds of an American driver colliding with a deer on the road is 1 in 174. They haven’t yet released the 2013-2014 numbers, but it’s probably not a dramatic difference from what you’ll see below.

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There are some interesting trends to pay attention to. For one, the southwestern and westernmost states have the lowest risk of deer-car collisions. The northern states from Montana to Michigan and the Appalachian region in the East have a high likelihood of deer-driver collisions.

And for the seventh year in a row, West Virginia ranked number one for the highest risk of deer collisions. The odds of a driver hitting a deer there are 1 in 41. Montana comes in second.

Also, the state with the lowest risk of deer-car collisions is Arizona.

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This Map Shows the Odds You’ll Crash Into Deer While Driving in Each State