MPI: Top 5 Deer/Vehicle Collision Regions
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MPI has revealed the Top 5 regions for vehicle-deer collisions.

The Eastman Region, which includes Steinbach, Lac du Bonnet, Anola, Birds Hill Park and Falcon Lake, was number 1 on the list. Yearly, the Eastman Region sees about 1,600 collisions.

Motorists are reminded to exercise extra care during October and November ─ the two worst months for deer-vehicle collisions.

Top 5 deer/vehicle collision regions:

  1. Eastman Region, 1,600 yearly collisions
  2. Westman, 1,500 yearly collisions
  3. Interlake, 1,100 yearly collisions
  4. Pembina Valley, 600 yearly collisions
  5. City of Winnipeg, 600 yearly collisions

Overall, Manitoba sees about 11,000 vehicle/wildlife collisions each year. Collisions are most common from September to December. This four month period accounts for almost half (46 per cent) of the annual wildlife-related collisions.

November is the worst month for wildlife/vehicle collisions (1,600), followed by October (1,400).

In 2013, 300 people were injured in wildlife-related collisions. Over the last 10 years, seven people in Manitoba have been killed in crashes caused by an animal on a road.