Animal-Vehicle Crash Information

Deer collisions and crashes caused as a result of deer continue to be a significant hazard to North Carolina drivers across the state.  Deer-motor vehicle crashes reached a total of 19,693 reportable crashes in 2008.

2008 NC Deer Crash Data by County
Crashes selected in this analysis are based on whether the North Carolina investigating law enforcement agent used the word “deer” in the police crash narrative. It is also important to note that these figures reflect the total number of reported deer-related crashes. There is evidence that a great many more of these crashes occur that are not reported to law enforcement agencies.
Deer-Motor Vehicle Crash Safety Tips
Tips on how to take precautions to reduce your chances of a collision with an animal.