69.7 F
Fort Worth
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
- Advertisements -
Health Care Insurer calculates how likely you are to crash into a deer based...

Insurer calculates how likely you are to crash into a deer based on where you live

Other News

Exxon’s oil slick

Exxon Mobil is slashing its capital spending budget for 2020 by 30% due to weak demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and a market...

Folk music’s Mark Twain: 7 Essential tracks from John Prine,

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people, the songs just come out of them. For nearly half a century, they tumbled out of John Prine...

Tarrant County records another COVID-19 death

Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) on Wednesday, April 8 reported that a resident of Euless has died as the result of the COVID-19 virus....

Tradition stymied: A year unlike any since WWII for Augusta

The Masters is so intertwined with Augusta, they added an extra day to spring break.You see, the first full week of April isn't just...

Deer, with their big eyes and fluffy white tails, may look innocent enough. But they kill more Americans than any other animal.

Not that they mean to. These deaths occur when cars driven by people crash into deer that are crossing roads. And they’re especially likely to happen over the next three months, when deer are friskily roaming around in search of mates to make fawns with.

Each year, deer in the United States are involved in more than more than 1 million collisions that cause more than 200 human deaths. They also cost a lot of money, according to State Farm, the country’s top auto insurer, which says the average claim hovers around $4,000.

The company, in its annual effort to urge people not to smash into deer, recently used its claim data to come up with rankings for where such a collision is likely to happen. The most perilous state is West Virginia, whose drivers have a 1 in 41 chance of hitting a deer. Californians can breathe easier – their chances are 1 in 1,064.

So what should you do to stay on the safe side of those probabilities? Definitely the basics: Buckle up, keep your eyes on the road and not your phone, pay attention to deer-crossing signs. High beams can help (but, please, don’t blind oncoming drivers). And if a deer darts in front of you, don’t swerve – that can cause you to run into a tree or another car.

“Hit the damn deer,” a Wisconsin auto body shop owner who does lots of business in deer-damaged cars told Slate last year. “If you have time to stop, then stop. But don’t swerve and risk your neck over a deer – or worse yet, over a dog or a squirrel. Believe me, I’ve seen it happen.”

You could also hope for the continued spread of cougars in the United States. Researchers have determined that if the big cats repopulated the eastern United States, they could kill and feast upon enough deer to prevent about five deer-vehicle collision fatalities in the region each year.

- Advertisements -
- Advertisements -

Latest News

Tarrant County reports 3 COVID deaths on Tuesday

Tarrant County Public Health reported three COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, Sept. 22. The deceased include a woman from Fort Worth in her...

Fort Worth police partner with MHMR and The Morris Foundation on mental health

The Fort Worth Police Department, with funding from The Morris Foundation and support by My Health My Resources (MHMR), will assure that...

Tarrant County reports 13 COVID deaths on Sunday

Tarrant County Public Health on Sunday, Sept. 20 reported 13 COVID-19 deaths, two from July and five from August. The deceased include...

CVS adds 2,000 test sites nationally; 26 in North Texas

FWBP STAFF CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) said Sept. 17 it plans to add more than...

Fort Worth eye medication firm acquired for $225M

Fort Worth eye medication firm acquired for $225M Fort Worth-based Eyevance Holdings LLC, founded in 2017 to provide medication...