Watching deer in their natural habitat can be an enjoyable, peaceful experience. But encountering one on a roadway? That’s a different story.
If it’s happened to you… you’re not alone. More than 1.5 million drivers are involved in deer collisions each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, causing nearly $1 billion in vehicle damage. (Learn how auto insurance can help you if you hit a deer.)
We’ve already shared tips on how to avoid hitting a deer if one jumps in front of your car. But what about those common bits of folklore that everyone seems to have heard about deer collisions? Is there any truth to those?
Below are six common myths you may have heard… along with some facts to back them up.
DOES MY AUTO INSURANCE COVER HITTING A DEER?
Deer-vehicle collisions are covered under the comprehensive portion of your auto insurance, which is an optional coverage you can choose to add on. (Learn more about understanding your auto policy.)
An insurance professional like a local Miller's Insurance agent can help you customize an auto insurance package that fits your needs and budget. Find a local agent in your neighborhood or get a free online quote.
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