Odds are 1/140 Georgia Drivers will hit Deer September 30, 2013

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Odds are 1/140 Georgia Drivers will hit Deer September 30, 2013 Coosa Valley News 
... while the number of deer-related collisions in the U.S. over the last five years has increased by 2.0 percent, when you account for the increase in the number of drivers on the nation’s roadways over that period, the likelihood of any one of those drivers being the victim of a deer-vehicle confrontation has dropped 2.5 percent. `This data is encouraging,” said Justin Tomczak, State Farm Spokesman in Georgia. “We would like to think the attention we call to this issue each fall has had an impact. Obviously there are other factors at play as well.” ...

... According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Resources Division there are an estimated 50,000 deer-car collisions annually in Georgia... As the human population continues to grow and expand into traditionally rural areas, deer lose their natural food source and consequently move into new areas in search of food and water... 

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