Animal-Strike Collisions Highest in November

(Originally Published on Automotive-Fleet.com)

Animal-strike-related insurance claims are more than twice as frequent as the yearly average in November, according to an analysis of claims from 2006 to 2018 conducted by the Highway Loss Data Institute.

That means drivers need to be vigilant and on the lookout for wildlife crossing the road, especially in rural areas.

Hitting an animal can lead to serious injury for driver and occupants. A previous study of point-of-impact distribution during calendar years 2004 to 2017 showed that almost nine out of ten animal-strike collisions are front-impact crashes.

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