This South Carolina County Ranks Among Highest For Deer Vehicle Collisions
The chance of hitting a deer with my car this time of year always concerns me. And, now I find out this South Carolina country ranks among the highest for deer-vehicle collisions. Of course, I need one more thing to worry about. But, nonetheless, it happens.
And, according to South Carolina Department of Public Safety data, Horry County in South Carolina ranks among the top three in the state for collisions. And, the months from October to December are when most occur. The Sun News reports the county had more than 300 deer only accidents in October, more than 250 in November and more than 150 in December from the period examined.
Of course, Horry County includes Myrtle Beach and Conway, South Carolina. And, it just so happens that’s where my son attends college. It’s one of the last things I tell my son and his friends any time they set out to drive at night this time of year. I say, “watch out for deer.” Fortunately, I haven’t had an encounter with one. And, I hope not to any time soon.
Plus, movements of deer this time of year coupled with early darkness, just adds to potential for accidents. Officials warn to watch out for white-tailed deer in particular in Horry County. And, they point out that because of the large deer population in the county more accidents are bound to happen, with the location not being a “deer hunting destination.”
And, be extra careful during dusk and dawn hours. Also, the full story offers tips to avoid accidents and what to do if one happens. So, take a moment to browse the information. And, hopefully you’ll be prepared just in case you have an unexpected encounter.
So, now we know the county that ranks among the highest for South Carolina deer collisions with vehicles.