Road Traffic Accidents - How Can You Help?

Road traffic accidents (RTAs) involving deer present a major problem in the UK as well as in many other countries in Europe.

The Highways Agency and the Scottish Executive together with the Woodland Trust, the National Forest Company and the Deer Study and Resource Centre, have funded research to develop for the first time a stratified national system for recording information on deer-related road traffic accidents occurring throughout the UK. The deer collisions project is administered through the Deer Initiative.

The main aims of the project are:

  • To maintain a national database of road traffic collisions involving deer in England, Wales and Scotland.
  • To assess factors associated with deer RTAs and aspects of deer behaviour and management, in order to investigate and enhance measures aimed at preventing such accidents.

Reporting an accident

To report a deer-related road traffic accident or for more information on the project, including latest news and links to press articles, please click the following link and you will be redirected to the website.

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