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:
- Eastman Region, 1,600 yearly collisions
- Westman, 1,500 yearly collisions
- Interlake, 1,100 yearly collisions
- Pembina Valley, 600 yearly collisions
- 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.