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Montana rates in Second Place in Deer verses Car accidents


October 3, 2018

The state of Montana takes 2nd place in the United States for deer-car crashes. The ability to detect wildlife when you are driving is an important skill if you are driving in Montana. Animal collisions which are mostly deer here in central Montana most often happen at dawn or dusk.

You are a rare driver if you have never hit an animal while driving. According to the Montana Highway Patrol driving with your eyes focused fixed on the road ahead of you is the most common driving error. You have to drive making a conscious effort to scan for deer on the road, in the ditches, and on the s...

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