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Slate: Just Hit the darn Deer - Expert advice about how to drive safely among North America’s most dangerous animals

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White-tailed deer are the deadliest animals in North America. Every year an estimated 1.25 million deer-vehicle crashes result in about 150 human fatalities, more than 10,000 injuries, and insurance payouts approaching $4 billion.

We now have about 30 million deer in the United States—100 times more than a century ago. Having all those deer has consequences—for us, the landscape, and the deer themselves. The one time Americans are most likely to experience a close encounter with deer is when they get behind the wheel. And even if we’re apathetic about ecological impacts, front-bumper, hood, and windshield impacts still have a way of getting our attention.

Read more: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/01/deer_car_crashes_how_to_avoid_and_survive_collisions_with_north_america.html?google_editors_picks=true


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