Michigan Deer Crash Coalition
In the Great Lakes State, there is an average of 128 deer/vehicle crashes each day. Reported deer/vehicle crashes in Michigan declined in 2016 to 46,870,from the 47001 reported crashes reported in 2015. Many crashes also go unreported, so actual crash numbers are much higher.
In 2016, Oakland County had the most deer/vehicle crashes with 1,847 crashes. The remaining top nine were Kent (1,481), Lapeer (1,308), Jackson (1,254), Sanilac (1,119), Ottawa (1,116), Ingham (1,096), Calhoun (1,056), Genesee (1,000), Eaton (998) and Isabella (980). 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.