U.S. Deer Collision Map Curiously Similar to Red State, Blue State Divide
|Caution: Leaping conclusions ahead.|
According to State Farm insurance claims and statistics from the Federal Highway Administration, drivers in the Mountain State have a 1 in 40 chance of mowing down Bambi this year.
And as fascinating as that is, what's perhaps most interesting is how closely the map of the states with the greatest likelihood of deer-vehicle collisions resembles the nation's political divide.
Below are the red and blue state results from the 2008 election.
And here is the map indicating states with the greatest odds for deer-vehicle collisions:
But which party (based on deer collisions) is trending upward, allowing them to win the White House this year? For that we turn to the numbers.