HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Report: auto accidents involving deer still increasing across North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL - Automobile accidents involving deer across North Carolina increased from 11,503 in 1998 to 12,233 last year, according to a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study.

Deer caused 5.6 percent of all reported N.C. driving accidents in 1999, up from 5.4 percent the previous year, the analysis of all N.C. motor vehicle crash records showed. Reported mishaps involving the fleet and flighty animals grew by 6.3 percent over the 12 months, researchers said.

"From the many anecdotal reports we've received, these figures probably are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the real number of deer-motor vehicle crashes," said Dr. Donald Reinfurt, deputy director of the UNC Highway Safety Research Center. "That's because records are generated only when police officers write narratives about crashes and include the word 'deer.' When there's less than $1,000 damage and no injuries, which often is the case, the crashes are usually not reported at all."

Reinfurt conducted the research with computer analyst Eric A. Rodgman in what has become an annual effort. The UNC center continues the computer runs as a public service since the first time they did it, they were "flabbergasted" at the results, he said. "It continues to amaze me that more than one out of 20 N.C. reportable crashes involve a deer," Reinfurt said. "In a few counties, it's a third or more."

N.C. mountain counties recorded relatively few deer crashes in 1999. Eastern counties showed the highest rates overall.

"Forty-two percent of North Carolina's deer crashes occurred down east compared to 26 percent of the state's total number of crashes happening there," Reinfurt said. "Forty-nine percent of deer crashes were in the Piedmont, but there were a lot more here because more cars are on the roads. More than 60 percent of all N.C. traffic accidents occurred in the Piedmont."

Hyde and Tyrrell counties both showed about 10 times the state av
'"/>

Contact: David Williamson
david_williamson@unc.edu
919-962-8596
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
28-Dec-2000


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Science Report: Super-crocodile crawls out of the African Cretaceous
2. Report: Proteins can be engineered as widely adaptable bioelectronic sensors
3. Report: High Carbon Dioxide Boosts Duke Forest Growth By 25 Percent
4. American Heart Association Journal Report: Gene Therapy Findings Updated: Treatment Used In Patients With Blocked Leg Vessels
5. One in three fatal bicycle accidents linked to alcohol
6. One-hundred-fifty year old lessons of John Snow still relevant today
7. Millennia still mean early days for newly identified sex chromosome
8. Clinical judgement still counts strongly alongside genetic testing
9. Goal of ocean iron fertilization said still unproved
10. Copper may play role in starving cancer to standstill
11. New evidence suggests that monkey thought extinct still exists

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/11/2020)... CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 11, 2020 ... ... IoT solutions for wireless sensing, today announced smart human body temperature infrared touch-free ... data based self-calibrated thermal meter WxS x800-IRTM, supporting flexible wireless uplink for cloud ...
(Date:3/9/2020)... , ... March 09, 2020 ... ... witnessed a steep growth rate of 64% last year, as enterprises sought ... research from Everest Group. Unfortunately, only 13% of all transformation efforts delivered ...
(Date:3/5/2020)... ... March 05, 2020 , ... ... of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) comprised of the industry’s key opinion ... cell therapy centers, and private industry. Cytonus is a leading cell-based platform ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:2/21/2020)... , ... February 20, 2020 , ... In a ... guest speakers from Synteract including Lisa Dilworth, BS, MS, Vice President Rare, ... these challenges, with feasible strategies and solutions to support patients, sites and sponsors. , ...
(Date:2/21/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... February 20, 2020 , ... ... ensuring supply chain transparency and reassuring consumers that what’s listed on an ingredient ... trademarked ingredients, Nutrition21 has introduced this solution with the adoption of CertainT, which ...
(Date:2/21/2020)... , ... February 21, 2020 , ... ... improve their manufacturing operations in order to adapt to new approaches like ‘Industry ... with the increasing demand for personalized medicine and therapies. But with an industry ...
(Date:2/19/2020)... ... February 18, 2020 , ... Intech , the ... a new and unified global brand identity, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. ... as well as an enthusiasm for designing and manufacturing state-of-the-art medical devices, Intech ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: