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SOURCE Fremont Insurance
FREMONT, Mich., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As deer hunting season approaches in Michigan, Fremont Insurance would like to remind drivers of the increased risk of a deer-car collision that accompanies this annual outdoor tradition. According to the Insurance Institute of Michigan, there were 48,918 reported car-deer crashes in the state in 2012. That translates into one car-deer crash every nine minutes. Last year, 8 motorists lost their lives in vehicle-deer crashes in Michigan, while another 1,329 persons were injured. In Michigan alone, vehicle-deer crashes cost $130 million per year.
"Deer hunting season in Michigan is among our most widely observed outdoor traditions," said Kurt Dettmer, Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Fremont Insurance. "Deer are an important resource for the state. At the same time, between expanding populations and the encroachment of humans into the deer's natural habitat, they've become a serious safety hazard for Michigan drivers."
Fremont Insurance regularly shares tips and recommendations with its customers throughout the year to help homeowners avoid a wide variety of potentially devastating losses. According to the Company, there are several steps you can take to put the odds back in your favor when it comes to avoiding deer collisions:
In the event that a crash is unavoidable, Fremont Insurance offers this advice to drivers:
About Fremont Insurance
Fremont Insurance is an affiliate of the Auto Club Group, servicing the Independent Agents of Michigan. The company has been a Pure Michigan company since 1876. Dynamic Products, Exceptional Service, and Competitive Pricing have made Fremont Insurance one of the fastest growing and most respected companies operating in Michigan. For more information about Fremont Insurance you can visit the company online at www.fmic.com, find them on facebook at www.facebook.com/FremontInsuranceCo, or follow them on twitter at www.twitter.com/FremontIns.
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