The most automobile collisions with deer in Virginia occur between October and December. For the next month, we are at the peak of the deer rutting season when deer are running around desperately searching for mates. Prime time for accidents with deer. Virginia currently ranks 11th among all states for car collisions with deer. The odds of hitting a deer by state:
The top ten states for accidents with deer:
No wonder there are so many deer in my part of Virginia, we’re very close to West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Be particularly watchful for deer during dusk and dawn. It’s the time when deer are least visible to the driver and vice versa. If a deer runs in front of your car make an effort to stop but do not swerve because that increases the odds of running into another driver and causing a more serious accident.