Tuesday, February 14, 2017

proof that the sneaky lil bastards are planning to jump in front of your car from hiding! (and they train from a young age too!)


State Farm, the auto insurance company, said that while the number of miles driven by U.S. motorists over the past five years has increased just 2 percent, the number of deer-vehicle collisions in this country during that time has grown by ten times that amount.

State Farm estimated that 2.3 million collisions between deer and vehicles occurred in the U.S. during the two-year period ending on June 30. That's 21.1 percent more than five years earlier.

West Virginia tops the list of states the odds: 1 in 42.
Iowa is second on the list at 1 in 67,
followed by Michigan at 1 in 70.



  1. I saw a little while ago that Volvo were working on technology to avoid Kangaroo strikes here in Australia. The most accountable member of the animal collision stats. Their interactions with motorists have been increasing rapidly in recent times too. Personally I believe it comes down to the huge increase in the number of vehicles on the road.
    However, Looking forward of the vehicle to detect imminent danger. The system will track an objects movements and anticipate any imminent danger and applying the brakes. Claiming that a human takes 1.2 seconds to react where this system will do it in .05 seconds. The only problem is roo's will come at you from all angles, and take less time than that to change direction and lodge themselves into the front of your car.

    I had one come up along side me once banging into the vehicle while trying to bite the chrome fuel cap off. I had teeth marks and roo snot all down the side..... and was travelling at eighty friggin K's!

    1. WHAT did you DO to piss off that roo? 80 ks! Damn that is moving and with a ferocity I've never heard of for any thing that doesn't have kittens or hooves!