Deer Vehicle Crash Information and Research (DVCIR) Center Pooled Fund

This study will: (1) Expand on the critical evaluation of past and current research in the deer vehicle crash (DVC) problem area, and become the repository for safety-focused summaries of this work. Critically evaluate the validity of past and current DVC-related research. Summarize and disseminate the relevant study details, implementation issues, and safety results. (2) Expand on the existing Deer-Vehicle Crash Information Clearinghouse (DVCIC) activities as a repository for deer population estimates, vehicle-travel amounts, reported DVC or animal-vehicle crash data, and roadside carcass (if available) information from participating states. Summarize and disseminate data by state and region and, as appropriate, define relevant trends. (3) Identify and prioritize gaps in DVC-related research, define a strategy, and create requests for proposal (RFPs) for projects to evaluate the DVC questions identified by participating states. Provide funding for properly designed DVC-related research. Potential research areas include: Identification and definition of DVC-related data sources, collection, estimation, and management techniques; Definition and/or prediction of the magnitude and locations of DVC problem segments; Evaluation of existing and potential DVC countermeasure crash reduction capabilities and their implementation issues; and Investigation of and options to DVC-related roadway development programming, planning, design, operations, and maintenance decision-making approaches and policies.

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  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01502438
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Highway Administration
  • Contract Numbers: TPF-5(120)
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 24 2013 1:02AM