PA Wins!

Top 10 StatesIt looks like we do have plenty of deer in Pennsylvania. They just happen to all be near the highways.

Pennsylvania ranks first among the top ten worst states for vehicle-deer collisions, according to an insurance survey published Thursday.

Citing claim statistics, auto insurer State Farm said that drivers in Pennsylvania experienced more deer collisions than any other state between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005.

Apparently, most hunters are not drivers.

In order to avoid such collisions, State Farm says drivers should use their high-beam headlights as much as possible to illuminate deer hiding on the side of the road and to not rely on car-mounted ‘deer whistles,’ which studies show not to affect the animal.

Or, drivers are encouraged to buy expensive hunting clothes and rifles, then drive around in orange. This seems to be the best way to avoid seeing deer in the Keystone State.

3 Comments on “PA Wins!

  1. It might worthy to note PA has the highest human population of those ten states, i.e., more vehicles on the road equates to more collisions with deer.

  2. You don’t even have to buy the expensive hunting clothes or drive around. Just carry your gun and walk out through your horse pasture versus strolling out gunless to collect your horses at the gate (when you will see at least one peering over the far fence at you).

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