POSTED: 6:51 a.m. HST, Sep 30, 2013
The odds of a driver hitting a deer in Hawaii are 1 in 6,787, the lowest in the U.S.
Auto insurer State Farm used claims data and drivers license counts among the states to determine its calculations.
The odds of a Hawaii driver colliding with a deer in the next 12 months are about the same as the odds that a middle-of-the-pack National Football League team will score 13 wins in a row.
Conversely, the most likely state for deer-vehicle collisions is West Virginia, for the seventh consecutive year. The chances of any licensed driver hitting a deer in the next year is 1 in 41. While high, the likelihood reflects an 8.3 percent improvement over last year.
Montana is second at 1 in 65; Iowa moved up one spot to third, at 1 in 73; South Dakota swapped places with Iowa with 1 in 75. Pennsylvania is still fifth at 1 in 77.
Probabilities for drivers in each state declined from a year ago.
Axis deer were first introduced to Hawaii in the 1800s and have no natural predators, aside from human hunters.