Deer caught in headlights, now more often than usual

To everything there is a season, and Kentucky’s drivers must once again brace themselves for the annual three-month increase in roadway encounters, and collisions, with the most dangerous animal in the United States, the white-tailed deer.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) estimates that each year white-tailed deer cause car accidents across the nation that are responsible for tens of thousands of injuries and the deaths of approximately 200 Americans. Those collisions also carry the hefty price tag of 4.6 billion dollars in insurance claims annually.

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