Your odds of hitting a deer while driving more than double during October, November, and December, according to State Farm’s annual deer collision study.
In Ohio, you have a one in 134 chance of hitting a deer. November is the worst month, both here and nationwide. Crashes last year were costly, with an average claim of $4,342.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled while driving these next few months, especially in deer crossing areas. Avoid distractions that could cause you to miss a large animal in your path.
Use high-beams at night when possible to illuminate the road’s edges. Watch out at dusk, when animals venture out to feed.
And if you think a crash is inevitable, don’t risk making it worse by swerving, State Farm warns.