ANALYSIS OF MOTOR VEHICLE-DEER ACCIDENTS IN KENTUCKY
An analysis of motor vehicle-deer accidents for the 5 year period of 1989 through 1993 was conducted. There was an average of about 2,800 deer accidents per year. This type of accident was generally not severe with almost 96% property-damage-only accidents. Trends were noted in time and date of the accidents. The highest percentage of deer accident occurred between 6 and 10 pm and in November and December. The percentage of this type of accident was highest in western and northern Kentucky and lowest in southeastern and central Kentucky. The accident rate for this type of accident was highest on rural parkways with about 22% of all accidents on this type of highway involving a collision with a deer. A procedure was developed to identify locations having high numbers and rates of deer accidents. Lists of one-mile sections, by highway classification, having the highest critical rate factors are presented.
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- Sponsored by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Frankfort.
University of Kentucky, LexingtonKentucky Transportation Center
College of Engineering, 176 Raymond Building
Lexington, KY United States 40506-0281
- Agent, K R
- Publication Date: 1994-10
- Pagination: 36 p.
- TRT Terms: Crash analysis; Crash causes; Crash rates; Crash severity; Deer; High risk locations; Loss and damage; Property
- Uncontrolled Terms: Property damage
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I82: Accidents and Transport Infrastructure;
- Accession Number: 00729874
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: KTC-94-22
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 6 1997 12:00AM