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UW study probes factors in Washington animal-vehicle collisions... August 31, 2011

Washington Deer and Transportation News Archive 

... the probability of animal-vehicle collisions is increased on rural two-lane roads near white-tailed deer habitats, while the likelihood of such accidents is lowered if the road is wider, the animal is male rather than female, and the vehicle is a truck, not a car....Transportation agencies should consider lowering speed limits on roads which go through or adjacent to white-tailed deer habitats....trucks are noisier, improving warning signs to animals in or near the road...: “Modeling Animal Vehicle Collisions Considering Animal-Vehicle Interactions,” draft of paper to be published in November, 2011 edition of Accident Analysis and Prevention. Lead author: Yinhai Wang, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Smart Transportation Applications and Research Laboratory; University of Washington..

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