Fewer car-deer crashes reported

The number of vehicle crashes involving deer is falling again in Michigan.
AP Wire
Oct 1, 2013

About 49,000 were reported to state police last year. That's down 8 percent from 2011 and down 20 percent from 2009.

Why? It could be a smaller deer population, better drivers or simply fewer crashes being reported to police. Brent Rudolph of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources believes the deer herd has been shrinking in the southern Lower Peninsula.

Car-deer crashes still can have tragic results. State police said 1,300 people were injured last year and eight people died, including three on motorcycles.

Oakland County was No. 1 with about 1,700 crashes. Kent County was No. 2 after three years in the top spot.

Comments

retired DOC

Deer herd must be down because those not a Michigan Whitetail deer.

Wingmaster

Does anybody look at the pics that are posted with the fricken articles. A 6 yr. old knows those are not whitetail deer.

rukidding

So basically what you are saying is that a whitetail deer must have a white tail. I get it now, that makes it easier for me to decide in a nanosecond if I want to hit the deer or violently turn the wheel and hit a tree.

So get me up to speed, which ones do we want to hit and which ones do we risk death for?

OK sorry, I couldn't resist. I agree though, they never match the pictures with the articles. The first thing they come upon that comes close to topic works, they are not interested in being precise.

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