by Grand Forks Herald
October 24, 2012 at 2:05 am in Grand Forks Herald
North Dakota ranks 11th nationally among states where motorists are most likely to run into a deer, State Farm insurance company reported Tuesday. Continue Reading
Tags: Accident, deer, North Dakota, state farm, updates 3 Comments »
Maybe they should hire Donna The Deer Lady (from Fargo) to advise states where to relocate their deer crossing signs!
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Thank you for sharing the link Doc.
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“State Farm uses claims data and state licensed-driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration to calculate the odds of hitting a deer.”
EXTREMELY faulty methodology. Typical “Insurance industry” shameful junk science.
Claims data does not reflect actual deer strikes. Actual deer strikes are going to be higher than the number of insurance claims, because many folks don’t have insurance that would cover deer damage.
The number of licensed drivers is completely irrelevant. The number of vehicle-miles driven in a year would be more valid. Better still is vehicle-miles driven during the times and places that deer are most likely to be near the roadway.
Once again the Insurance Industry fails to provide trustworthy data. It’s so common that I don’t understand why people would pay attention to the Insurance Industry’s so-called “studies”.
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