Montana is #2 For Deer Crashes
It's a fact that many Montanans face on a daily basis. The threat of hitting a deer as we make our commute.
It can be a very costly experience as well. The average cost for hitting a deer is around $4,000 if not paying the ultimate prize of losing your life.
Not surprising is the least likely state to hit a deer. That would be Hawaii where your chance is a mere 1 in 18,955. That's the word from State Farm, which tallied insurance claims data for all 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the likelihood that a motorist will hit a deer.
Montana ranks number two on there list. Not surprising but not too comforting either.
- West Virginia, 1 in 41
- Montana, 1 in 58
- Pennsylvania, 1 in 67
- Iowa, 1 in 68
- South Dakota, 1 in 70
- Wisconsin, 1 in 77
- Minnesota, 1 in 80
- Wyoming and Michigan (tie), 1 in 85
- Mississippi, 1 in 87
Sometimes no matter how much you look, you still cannot avoid a crash. Best practice is to always be aware and to be as careful as you can.
Expect the unexpected.