The Federal Highway Administration conducted a study of vehicle-animal crashes, utilizing data from the Highway Safety Information System. The data analyzed in the study indicate that vehicle-animal crashes increased 69 percent between 1985 and 1991. Deer are by far the animal most frequently involved in crashes. This article describes the study in which trends over time, severity, crash circumstances, and crash rates were examined. The objectives were to identify the characteristics of vehicle-animal crashes and determine whether the problem is localized. Countermeasures are discussed briefly. A combination of roadway-, vehicle-, and driver-based countermeasures are recommended.

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    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hughes, W E
    • Saremi, A R
    • Paniati, J F
  • Publication Date: 1996-8


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00729970
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Dec 7 1997 12:00AM