READING - Wildlife Vehicle Collision Reduction Study

Wildlife Crossing Sign"America's highways allow people and products to travel to every corner of our nation. Along the way, these roads cut across the habitat of many native wildlife species. When these paths cross, collisions can occur, and in greater numbers than most people realize. Collisions present a real threat to human safety as well as wildlife survival.

State and local transportation agencies are looking for ways to balance travel needs, human safety, and wildlife conservation. A national study completed and submitted to the U.S. Congress in November, 2007, detailed the causes and impacts of wildlife-vehicle collisions and identified potential solutions to this growing safety problem.

The Report to Congress focused on tools, methods, and other measures that reduce the number of collisions between vehicles and large wildlife, such as deer, because these accidents present the greatest safety danger to travelers and cause the most damage.

This document builds on the information in the Report to Congress to provide a best-practices manual for practitioners responsible for addressing this problem." (Quoted directly from the document foreward)


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