Manitoba drivers report approximately 10,000* wildlife-vehicle collisions each year. Of these, 65 to 80 percent involve deer. This represents 6,500 to 8,000 deer. Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) estimates that wildlife-vehicle collisions cost Manitobans approximately $27 million annually. In the City of Winnipeg alone, over 300 per year are confirmed as deer-vehicle collisions.
Some areas inside the City of Winnipeg are at higher risk for deer-vehicle collisions than other areas, although deer can make their way to any part of the city.
Winnipeg's high risk areas Winnipeg (PDF map) are as follows:
To avoid collisions, drive with caution, reduce your speed, and be on alert for wildlife that may be feeding beside, or attempting to cross, the road, especially at night.
If you see an animal that has been injured or died on or near a roadway, contact the proper authority or agency.
*Numbers provided by Manitoba Public Insurance.