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TDCI: Collision Frequency Increases During Deer Mating Season

November 8, 2017

Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance - TDCINashville, TN – Here in Tennessee, you don’t have to be a hunter to have an animal adventure during the fall months. Depending on where you live, you and your vehicle may be in the same path as deer, raccoons, birds, cows and even bears.

With animal collision rates increasing due to mating season, the Tennessee Department of Commerce & Insurance (TDCI) shares tips to help protect Tennessee drivers from unforeseen and potentially dangerous encounters with wildlife.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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State Farm® says Odds are Getting Worse for Deer Crashes in Tennessee and Kentucky

November 5, 2017

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – According to new claims data from State Farm, the odds drivers will hit a deer in Kentucky are 1 out of 100. Those odds in Tennessee are 1 out of 143. Both are above the national odds of 1 in 162.

Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm, the nation’s leading auto insurer, estimates the state by state chances of any single American motorist striking a deer, elk or moose.

New State Farm® data shows the chances Tennessee and Kentucky drivers will collide with a deer are on the rise.

New State Farm® data shows the chances Tennessee and Kentucky drivers will collide with a deer are on the rise.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

November 3, 2017

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways.  An increase in deer related crashes is more likely during November-December due to deer mating and hunting season.

“Deer related crashes can be a very serious and dangerous incident,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said.  “Deer pose a danger to motorists throughout the year, especially in the fall.  Stats show November is typically the worst month for deer-related crashes. It is important for motorists to exercise caution, slow down and remain alert in areas where deer are present.”

November-December worst time for deer related crashes

November-December worst time for deer related crashes

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Urges Motorists to Watch Out for Deer

October 7, 2016

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season. An increase in deer-related crashes is likely during the months of October through December due to deer mating and hunting season.

“A crash with a deer can be a very serious and dangerous incident,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. “Deer pose a danger to motorists throughout the year, especially in the fall. Our stats show November is typically the worst month for deer-related crashes. It is important motorist exercise caution, slow down and remain alert in areas where deer are populated.”

October Through December Worst Time for Deer-Related Crashes

October Through December Worst Time for Deer-Related Crashes

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to watch out for Deer

November 28, 2015

Fall Season Worst Time for Deer-Related Crashes

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) urges motorists to exercise caution on the roadways this time of year. Autumn means, football, fall foliage, pumpkin pies, and the start of deer mating and hunting season. Last year in Tennessee, one person was killed in a traffic crash involving deer.

“The fall season is the most active time of year for deer-related crashes,” Colonel Trott said. “We want to remind drivers to be alert and watch for deer on or around the roadways, especially at dawn or after sunset.”

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A deer crossing a road

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State Farm says Kentucky and Tennessee Drivers Beware of Deer

September 19, 2015

New State Farm® data shows odds Kentucky and Tennessee drivers will collide with a deer are declining

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Kentucky drivers are about five percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Kentucky are 1 out of 113, above the national odds of 1 in 169.

Meanwhile, Tennessee drivers are about four percent less likely to collide with a deer than they were last year, according to new claims data from State Farm. The odds drivers will hit a deer in Tennessee are 1 out of 170, just below the national odds of 1 in 169.

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A deer crossing a road

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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Motorists to Watch out for Deer

October 9, 2013

October Through December Worst Time For Deer-Related Crashes

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) Colonel Tracy Trott today announced that three people were killed in crashes involving deer in 2012. Colonel Trott cautions motorists to be watchful of deer during the fall and winter seasons, as an increase in deer-related crashes are likely during the months of October through December.

In Tennessee, there were 5,911 deer-related crashes in 2012. That’s an increase of 4.2 percent from the 5,670 crashes involving deer the previous year. Of the 2012 figure, 5,601 were property damage, 307 were wrecks with injury, and three resulted in fatalities.

A deer crossing a road

A deer crossing a road

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