Tag: Deer

  • June 26th, 2019

Animal-vehicle collisions (AVC), and deer-vehicle collisions (DVC) in particular, are a major safety problem on Virginia roads. Mitigation measures such as improved fencing and location-specific driver alerts are being implemented and evaluated in Virginia and elsewhere. One of the most promising mitigation methods uses a buried cable animal detection system (BCADS) to provide roadside or […]

  • November 14th, 2017

November is said to be peak season for deer collisions early in the morning and late afternoon. Between July of 2016 and June of 2017, State Farm reported close to 30,000 auto claims from drivers hitting a deer in Alabama alone. The damage can be major and sometimes deadly, but thankfully that was not the […]

  • October 25th, 2016

Motor vehicle crashes involving deer typically peak during the fall months in North Carolina, and the state’s most recent crash data indicate that trend continued in 2015. Last year more than half of all deer-related crashes in North Carolina happened in October, November, December and January. The UNC Highway Safety Research Center offers the following […]

  • September 29th, 2016

Alabama motorists are getting a costly reminder to look out for deer while driving. State Farm, Alabama’s largest auto insurer, says in a statement that there were 28,794 insurance claims connected to deer collisions from July 2015 to the end of June. The company says one in 135 Alabama drivers are likely to collide with […]

  • October 17th, 2015

Virginia is consistently among the top 10 states with the highest number of deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs), with more than 56,000 DVCs per year since 2007. The Virginia Department of Transportation has targeted a section of I-64 on and near Afton Mountain for safety and mobility improvements because of a high number of crashes and traffic […]

  • September 30th, 2015

It’s that time of year, when the temperatures drop, and the deer seem to come out of the woods; literally. State Trooper say the turn of the season is when they start to see an increase of crashes that involve deer in the road. The majority of accidents involving deer tend to take place in […]

  • July 21st, 2015

Are canvas bags the solution to fewer deer-related car crashes? Two experts from the Teton Research Institute think so, as Deseret News reports, after conducting an experiment that involved tying white canvas sacks over wildlife reflectors along four Wyoming highways, where deer-car collisions are a frequent problem. Traditional red reflectors disperse a vehicle’s headlight beams across the […]

  • October 9th, 2013

Motor vehicle crashes involving deer historically peak during the fall months in North Carolina, and the state’s most recent crash data shows no exception to that rule. In 2012, more than half of all deer-related crashes in North Carolina occurred in the months of October, November and December. “Deer on or near the roadways is […]

  • May 31st, 2013

Technology that’s traditionally been used for perimeter security at prisons and airports is getting a new role in Colorado: detecting wildlife along highways and warning drivers in real time. A cable buried nine inches underground detects changes in the Earth’s electromagnetic field, like the presence of a large animal, and transmits that information to a […]

  • November 1st, 2011

An extended family of 10 was traveling from Chicago to New Jersey when their minivan hit a deer on the Indiana Toll Road and then stopped or slowed, authorities said. The van was then hit by a semitrailer going about 65 mph. Seven members of the family — three adults and for children — died […]