The chance of a Pennsylvania driver striking a deer is 1 in 76, a new State Farm study shows. That is the fifth highest rate in the nation.
Drivers in West Virginia are twice as likely to hit a deer with their car compared to their Pennsylvania counterparts, according to the State Farm study. Drivers in West Virginia have a 1 in 40 chance of hitting a deer, making it number 1 in the nation. Waugh!
AR is only a pacifier.You will never grow if it's not in your genes.
Oh you guys have it all figured out. You're so, so right. All herd reduction proposals are due to the insurance companies complaining. Couldn't possibly be that the high rate of road kill deer is a result of high deer populations, and those high populations are the reason for the herd reduction programs.
I've been in the insrance business for over 20 years.I go to meeting all the time where different risks are discussed along with ways to try to mitigate them.Never once has the subject of deer been brought up.
I was just at a meeting last week and we talked about Homeowners risks most of the time but auto was also the subject.Once again,deer weren't even mentioned.Deer claims are such a small piece of the actual loss ratio that insurance companies could really care less.On top of that,they're predicatable so it's easy to adjust rates to compensate.Deer are of very little concern.Big storms like the one heading our way are a real concern.We'll most likely pay out over a billion dollars for just this one event and it's tough to prepare for it because it was predicted like deer claims are.Deer aren't even a blip on the radar.
#5 in the country? i thought there deer were almost extinct here in pa? apparently not too hard to find, at least with a chevy.
as dce has told us many times previously, deer claims aren't a big deal to insurance companys. hopefully, more will read & beleive the words from an insurance industry insider, but i'm guessing.....not.