- Reduce the number of deer/vehicle crashes in troublesome locations, resulting in fewer crashes, deaths, injuries, and property damage.
- SRF Consulting Group
Deer Detection and Warning System
The deer population has consistently been increasing as the total miles traveled also increases each year; therefore, the problem will only worsen. Many methods have been tested to change the actions of deer as they approach a roadway, with very little success. The alternative is to alert drivers to act if a deer is near the road.
A system was installed along Camden State Park, about 12 miles south of Marshall, MN, to ascertain if the number of DVC can be reduced. The system consists of two different parts; first a method to detect deer, and secondly to activate a flashing beacon on a standard deer sign to warn motorists of the possible danger so that they can slow down and check the right of way.