Collisions with deer increase in Arkansas
Posted: October 23, 2012 at 4:07 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK Arkansas has moved up from 14th to ninth in the nation for frequency of deer-automobile collisions.
The rankings released Tuesday are compiled by State Farm from claims and national traffic safety data.
The company says West Virginia is the state in which drivers are most likely to hit a deer, where the odds of a deer crash are 1 in 40.
In Arkansas, the odds are 1 in 102.
The company advises motorists to pay attention to deer crossing signs and notes that deer often travel in small groups. So if a driver sees one deer on the roadside, there may be more coming.
State Farm recommends not swerving if a collision is inevitable because the driver could lose control of a vehicle or head into oncoming traffic.