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Deer in Your Headlights?
Avoid a Collision with Deer on the Move
October 30, 2018 - - The chances of deer-vehicle crashes are now rising toward their peak with mating season and the quest for different food sources sending deer on the move, according to AAA Oklahoma and The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
“Deer are on the move now seeking new food sources, which often require them to travel further distances during the fall and winter. Typically, the greatest number of deer-vehicle crashes occur in mid-November when the rut, or mating season, peaks,” said Colin Berg, Information Education Supervisor for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, 186 vehicle crashes reported in 2017 were deer-related (crashes in which a deer and vehicle actually collided or the presence of a deer was a contributing circumstance).
“In addition to injuries and loss of life, deer collisions often cause significant vehicle damage that can lead to large expenses for the vehicle owner if not properly insured,” said Mark Madeja, public and government affairs senior specialist for AAA Oklahoma. “Of the animal strikes reported by AAA Insurance policy holders in 2017, the average cost per claim was more than $4,500.”
Be Insurance Prepared:
Purchase comprehensive coverage as part of your insurance policy or check with your insurance agent to make sure you have it. Vehicle damage due to collisions with animals is included in comprehensive coverage. Unfortunately, many drivers don’t and will have to pay out-of-pocket for repairs in a deer-vehicle wreck. Collision coverage pays for damage to your car from a collision only with an object (e.g., a telephone pole, a guard rail, a mailbox), or as a result of flipping over.
Be Driving Prepared:
Be Crash Prepared:
Who's in the Driver's Seat? The Transformation of Transportation
On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, AAA and TEDx Wilmington held the first TEDx Salon dedicated to ideas worth spreading in transportation.
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This TEDx WilmingtonSalon was organized in partnership with AAA
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