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Menomonie, Wisconsin (I-94)

Wayne Wilson, Chairman, Dunn County Fish & Game

Reflectorized Section

November 1993–November 1994

Location: I – 94 MP: 42 - 45
Length of Reflectorized Section: 3 miles
Reflectors Installed: November 1993 & November 1994
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History Prior to Installation: 1991: 11
1992: 9
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1993: 1 1994: 3 1995: 3
Yearly Reduction in Accidents: 1993: 90% 1994: 70% 1995: 70%
Period of Study: Jan 1993 to Dec 1996
Average Reduction over 3 years: 76.7%

FEBRUARY 22, 2005

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN;

MY NAME IS TOM KOCH AND I HAVE BEEN EMPLOYED AS A STATE TROOPER IN DUN'N COUNTY SINCE 1980. MY PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY IS TRAFFIC PATROL ON I-94.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS LETTER IS TO PROVIDE MY COMMENTS REFERENCE THE DEER REFLECTORS ON POSTS THAT WERE INSTALLED ON I-94 JUST EAST OF MENOMONIE. I BELIEVE THAT THEY WERE INSTALLED IN THE EARLY 1990'S AND I CAN SAY WITHOUT ANY DOUBT THAT THEY HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED THE AMOUNT OF DEER RELATED CRASHES IN THE-VICINITY. IT IS MY OPINION THAT THEY CONTINUE TO BE AN EFFECTIVE TOOL IN THE REDUCTION OF DEER RELATED CRASHES. BASED ON MY EXPERIENCE, I WOULD STRONGLY ENCOURAGE IMPLEMENTING THE INSTALLATION OF ADDITIONAL DEER REFLECTORS IN ANY AREA WHERE VEHICLE/DEER CRASHES ARE A PROBLEM.

RESPECTFULLY

TROOPER THOMAS KOCH, WSP #903
WISCONSIN STATE PATROL
EAU CLAIRE POST
5OO5 HWY 53 SOUTH
EAU CLAIRE, WI 54701

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