Wyoming Vehicles And Large Animals Likely To Collide

deer-vs-carWyoming had the 8th most collisions between vehicles and deer, elk or moose last year according to a report released by State Farm Insurance. Numbers show that 51% of insurance claims filed with the company last autumn involved large animal collisions, nationally that number stands at 36%. Wyoming drivers have a 1 in 85 chance of filing an insurance claim due to an accident with a large animal. West Virginia leads the nation in that category with a 1 in 41 chance.  To avoid these collisions drivers are advised to travel at slower speeds, especially at dusk and dawn, and should be prepared for the possibility that an animal will cross the road at any time. In the event that an animal does cross the road, brake if possible, but never swerve to avoid it.

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