DEER-VEHICLE CRASH COUNTERMEASURES EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH REVIEW

A deer-vehicle crash (DVC) countermeasures toolbox is being developed by the Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse to summarize research and documents related to 16 different DVC countermeasures. The Clearinghouse is funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and four other states are also involved in the project. Some of the countermeasures research reviewed includes documents related to deer whistles, warning signs and technologies, and roadside reflectors. The final version of the toolbox should be completed by the end of 2003, along with the results of a DVC data management and characteristics survey. The objective of the toolbox is to provide sufficient information to transportation professionals to allow them to make reasonable and knowledgeable DVC countermeasure application choices and decisions. The review of available research shows that there are few, if any, definitive research-oriented countermeasure effectiveness studies. Additional research is needed for many of the DVC countermeasures considered. The review also shows that a common solution to the DVC problem is unlikely and that countermeasures should be matched with roadway locations or segments that have the greatest potential to reduce, rather than just shift, DVCs. Since up to 50 percent of all DVCs may be unreported, it is essential that accurate DVC reporting measures be put into place, with easy access to this crash report information.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: MID-CONTINENT TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM (AMES, IOWA, AUGUST 21-22, 2003). PROCEEDINGS

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00964675
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0965231062
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 6 2003 12:00AM