As fall approaches, drivers everywhere will have a new set of factors to consider as they get behind the wheel. Earlier sunsets mean less visible roads and, depending on where you live, a change in weather could result in more rain or snow. These are just a few conditions drivers can expect as the season changes.

But the fall also signifies the seasonal migration of animals, particularly deer, throughout large parts of the country. One-third (34%) of all animal collision comprehensive claims are filed during the fall, according to Farmers Insurance

Many roads have signs indicating that deer crossings can be expected, but what should drivers do to prevent a collision with a deer? What should drivers do if they do hit a deer? Because deer collisions are estimated to cause more than $1.1 billion in vehicle damages annually, drivers should prepare. Farmers Insurance has suggestions to help drivers to reduce their risk. 

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected].