Michigan Deer Crash Coalition
In the Great Lakes State, there is an average of 185 deer/vehicle crashes each day. Reported deer/vehicle crashes in Michigan increased in 2015 to 47,001,from the 45,600 crashes reported in 2014, many crashes also go unreported, so actual crash numbers are much higher.
In 2015, Oakland County had the most deer/vehicle crashes with 1,873 crashes. The remaining top nine were Kent (1,528), Jackson (1,324), Lapeer (1,230), Ingham (1,087) Eaton (1,071), Washtenaw (1,062), Genesee (1,037), Calhoun (1,009) and Montcalm (999). All motorists should ‘think deer’ whenever they are behind the wheel, and drive defensively, as if a deer can appear at any moment, because they can!
The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition (MDCC) was established in 1996. The mission of the MDCC is to mitigate both the frequency and severity of vehicle-deer crashes through public information, driver education, and applied research.
The Michigan Deer Crash Coalition unveils its video, #don'tveerfordeer. Click on picture below to watch the video.