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(15, 20)Effectiveness of deer-vehicle collision (DVC) reduction techniquesDVC ReductionTechniqueIn-VehicleTechnologies(infrared vision orsensors)DeterminedEffectiveRequiresAdditionalResearchLimitedEffectivenessor AppearsIneffectiveDeterminedIneffectiveCommentsPotential to reduceDVCs appears to exist.Deer WhistlesRoadway Lighting May have limitedeffectiveness inspecialized situations.Speed LimitReductionDeicing SaltAlternativesAppears ineffectiveMay have limitedeffectiveness inspecialized situations.Deer-FlaggingModelsIntercept Feeding(feeding stationsoutside roadway)May have limitedeffectiveness inspecialized situations.Passive DeerCrossing SignsTemporary PassiveDeer Crossing SignsAppears promising inspecific situations.and Active Signs andTechnologiesRoadside Reflectorsor MirrorsMost studies foundlittle long term effects.Deer Repellants Unlikely to be useful.Public Informationand EducationRegular education isnecessary, though itseffects are difficult toassess.Roadside ClearingExclusionary Fencing Effective whencombined with wildlifecrossings.Wildlife Crossings Effective, particularlywhen combined withfencingRoadwayMaintenance, Design,and Planning PoliciesAppears that planningdecisions may helpmitigate DVC problem.12

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