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Your odds of colliding with an unsuspecting deer on the road are down by 4.3 percent, and you can thank your fellow drivers for that, according to a new State Farm survey.

State Farm, using its claims data and state licensed-driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, says the chances of any single American motorist colliding with a deer over the next 12 months is 1 in 174, down from 1 in 167 the year before. State Farm spokesperson Arlene Lester says the reason for the decline is simple: there are more cars on the road now compared to last year, and as the number of registrations goes up, the likelihood of any one driver hitting a deer goes down. “The deer aren’t doing anything differently,” she jokes.

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