Using its claims data and state licensed driver counts from the Federal Highway Administration, State Farm, the nation's leading auto insurer, calculates the chances of a West Virginia motorist striking a deer over the next 12 months at 1 in 40. The likelihood of an Arkansas motorist hitting a deer is 1 in 102.5, compared with 1 in 122 last year.
Other states having the highest likelihood of deer collisions are South Dakota (1 in 68), then Iowa (1 in 71.9), Michigan (1 in 72.4), and Pennsylvania is fifth (1 in 76). In each of the top five states the rate of deer-related collisions per driver increased from a year ago. The state in which deer-vehicle mishaps are least likely is still Hawaii (1 in 6,801).