Michigan drivers always have to worry about the possibility of a car-deer accident when driving and a recent survey shows that it's more common than you'd think.  In 2018, Michigan ranks 8th on the list of states with the worst car-deer accident problems.

The survey is based on the number of insurance claims from car-deer accidents between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018.  The overall amount of car-deer accidents dropped slightly in the last year, but Michigan's overall chances to hit a deer went from 1 in 82 last year to its current rate of 1 in 80 in 2018.

According to the survey done by State Farm "The chance of hitting a deer, or other large animal, doubles in the fall. The months with the most claims are November, October and December, in that order."

Your Chances of Hitting a Deer: The Top 10 States

  1. West Virginia - 1 in 46 chance
  2. Montana - 1 in 57 chance
  3. Pennsylvania - 1 in 63 chance
  4. Wisconsin - 1 in 72 chance
  5. Iowa - 1 in 73 chance
  6. South Dakota - 1 in 75 chance
  7. Minnesota - 1 in 77 chance
  8. Michigan - 1 in 80 chance
  9. Wyoming - 1 in 88 chance
  10. Mississippi - 1 in 91 chance
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The State with the least chance of hitting a deer is Hawaii with only a 1 in 6,379 chance of hitting a deer this year.

State Farm provided a list of precautions you can take in order to reduce your risk of hitting a deer.