Evaluation of Deer-Vehicle Collision Rates in West Virginia and a Review of Available Mitigation Techniques

This research project will conduct an exploratory analysis of the available data to quantify the deer-vehicle collisions in West Virginia and the characteristics associated with those collisions. This analysis will be conducted in a geographic information system (GIS) platform to understand the interactions of different environmental, geographic, and other factors. The purpose of the project is to identify locations with high frequency of deer-vehicle collisions and to recommend mitigation strategies that can be implemented.