According to State Farm, deer versus car collisions are on the rise in Arkansas. The state has moved up to 9th in the rankings. They said about 1 in 89 drivers will be in this sort of crash. Last year, Arkansas ranked 12th. West Virginia ranks as the riskiest where the chances of any single licensed driver in that state hitting a deer over the last year were 1 in 41.
Here's how State Farm said you may be able to avoid a mishap on the road:
Keep in mind that deer generally travel in groups - if you see one, there is a strong possibility others are nearby.
Notice posted deer crossing signs. These are placed in active deer crossing areas.
Remember that deer are most active between 6 and 9 p.m.
Use high beam headlamps as much as possible at night to illuminate the areas from which deer will enter roadways.
If a deer collision seems inevitable, attempting to swerve out of the way could cause you to lose control of your vehicle or place you in the path of an oncoming vehicle.
Don't rely on car-mounted deer whistles.