Wisconsin’s October, November and December months have their natural markers: The drastic drop in temperature; the leaves changing color until they are no more; shorter days, etc. These months also mark the breeding season for Deer.
As a consequence, the likelihood of automobile-deer collisions more than doubles. In fact, of the 4.19 million licensed Wisconsin drivers in 2015-2016, 54,597 deer-automobile collision claims were filed. The average cost of a claim was $3,995.08.
Such collisions are costing Wisconsinites more than just out-of-pocket costs and higher premiums. Since 1993, Wisconsin has averaged 651 injuries in deer-vehicle crashes annually. Even more tragic, these accidents have caused (on average) eight fatalities.
Avoiding these collisions protects you, your passengers, and fellow travelers. The good news, there are proactive steps each driver can take.
Nothing is more important than your life. While driving, please remember to pay attention and slow down.