Most deer-vehicle crashes occur at dusk and dawn, October–December, during deer-breeding season.
Be prepared with collision avoidance tips and what to do if an incident does happen via Ohio Insurance Institute http://bit.ly/2cmwLX2
Ohio statewide deer-vehicle collisions up nearly 7% in 2015; damages also up : Ohio Insurance Instiutue – Oii
September 19, 2016 (Columbus) Ohio drivers beware. Your risk of colliding with deer may be on the rise, according to officials at the Ohio Insurance Institute…
Westfield Insurance – Wespak
It’s that time of year! Your children are going back to college and they have a lot of stuff to take.
If renting a U-Haul, take this into consideration:
- There is $2000 coverage under a Wespak for non-owned trailers.
- Most of the time, the trailers are valued higher than that limit and need to have the physical damage coverages purchased from the rental facility.
- Any drivable U-Haul vehicle will need to have coverage purchased because they are commercial vehicles not personal ones.
- A box truck is always rated commercially.
Top 5 states for deer collisions:
West Virginia, Montana, Iowa, South Dakota, Pennsylvania
States where driver is least likely to strike a deer:
Florida, California, Nevada, Hawaii
Months in which deer collisions are most common:
November (18% of all incidents), October then December
Tips to avoid collisions:
- Be aware of posted deer crossing signs
- Note that deer are most active from 6-9 p.m.
- Use high beam headlights at night
- Avoid distractions like cell phones and eating