Insurers: Deer-vehicle crashes common in November

Insurers: Deer-vehicle crashes common in November

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - If you're out on the road, it's the time of year to be on the lookout for deer

The South Carolina Insurance News Service, a nonprofit funded by insurance companies that do business in the state, says there's a sharp increase in deer-vehicle collisions with deer migration and mating season during the fall and winter.

The most dangerous times are at dawn and dusk, when deer tend to move around more. The nonprofit suggests drivers, when possible, use their high beams to reflect the eyes of deer and sound their horns to frighten the deer.

The organization said in a release that insurance claims involving hitting a deer average about $3,000. Such accidents are covered under comprehensive polities but not under liability only insurance policies.

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