The number of police reported accidents with game and motor vehicles increased heavily in the 1960's. As a result the government assigned to the National Road Administration the task to carry out research and experimental work for the purpose of reducing the number of such accidents. The work has been going on between 1970 and 1979. Basic facts about game, traffic and accidents have been collected and analysed. The analyses have led to an estimation of game accident hazards under different conditions. Accident preventive measures have been thoroughly studied through practical experiments, statistical accident analyses and economic assessments. The investigation comprises elk, roe deer, fallow deer and red deer with the accent on elk. Game accidents have increased no less heavily in the 1970's and they are likely to constitute about 15% of the total number of road accidents. A number of measures are discussed, ie game fences, mirrors, improved visibility through clearing, big game signs, repellents, information to road users, reduction of the stock of game. Fences have an accident reducing effect of approx 80% whereas mirrors show no significant effect. Clearing is an expensive measure. Further research is necessary to establish the effect of signs. Repellents in the form of evil-smelling preparations seem to have some effect. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Swedish National Road Administration

    Fack S-10220
    Stockholm 12,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1980-5


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 117 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00330483
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TU 146 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM