THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DEER FLAGGING MODELS AS DETERRENTS TO DEER ENTERING HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF-WAY
To determine whether rear-view silhouette models of deer with raised tails would be effective in keeping deer off planted interstate highway rights-of-way, such models were tested in four experiments along Interstate 80 in Centre County, PA. Results of counts of deer in experimental and control areas obtained from a moving vehicle or examination of tracks through gaps under the fence revealed that the models were ineffective as deterrents to deer gaining access to the right-of-way. It is not recommended that they be used to reduce vehicle-deer collisions. /FHWA/
- Sponsored by Pennsylvnaia DOT.
Pennsylvania State University, University ParkInstitute for Research on Land and Water Resources
University Park, PA USA 16802
- Graves, H B
- Bellis, E D
- Publication Date: 1978-6
- Pagination: 21 p.
- TRT Terms: Collisions; Deer; Mathematical models; Measures of effectiveness; Prevention; Safety; Vehicles
- Uncontrolled Terms: Deterrents; Effectiveness; Models
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00179855
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-PA-78-12 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: 55108
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM