CT Has Some of the Least Deadly Deer

This state has one of the lowest death rates for animal collisions.

The fall is breeding season for deer. That means you are more likely to have a collision with the animal.

The good news in Connecticut is that your chances of a crash with deer and other animals being deadly is fairly low.

Connecticut had the second lowest number of animal-vehicles crashes in the country last year. There were five here. Rhode Island had the fewest with one.

Those statistics are from a new study by the Highway Loss Data Institute, which found that nationwide 223 people died in animal-vehicle crashes last year, up from 150 in 2000. 

If you're driving in Texas, Wisconsin or Pennsylvania, keep an eye on the road. Those states had the most deaths from such crashes. 

"Urban sprawl means suburbia and deer habitat intersect in many parts of the country," said Kim Hazelbaker, the Highway Loss Data Institutes's senior vice president. "If you're driving in areas where deer are prevalent, the caution flag is out, especially in November."

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