As the winter months quickly approach and temperatures continue dipping, deer activity on streets and vehicle accidents involving them continue rising. According to the Michigan Deer Crash Coalition, there is an average of one hundred and twenty-five deer crashes involving vehicles in the Great Lakes State daily. However, many of these crashes go unreported to car insurance in Michigan.
Drivers are most likely to encounter deer from dawn to dusk, but accidents involving deer can occur during nighttime hours too. Between the months of October and December is the annual breeding, or rut, season for deer. For those living in southern states, these breeding months could extend further into January. When deer are searching for their mates, their behavior is very unpredictable and active. It’s important to use caution when driving during these times of the year, when in areas known for deer activity.