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Drivers across the U.S. must deal with a number of risks on a daily basis: drivers with poor driving habits, shoddy road conditions, inattentive pedestrians and much more. But in certain states, drivers must also be cognizant of animals.

According to a study released by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), a total of 1,740,425 animal-related insurance claims were processed for the years 2014-2017. Of those claims, 1,739,687 — 99.9% — involved vehicles. NICB says the actual number of incidents is likely much higher since many drivers do not choose to carry coverage for that type of event.

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Denny Jacob

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