New York, Owego District
George Gabello, HMS II, NY DOT, Owego, NY
|Location:||RT 17, 3 miles west of Appalachian, Tioga County|
|Length of Reflectorized Section:||Mn 3233 to mm 3231 = 2/10–3/10 miles|
|Reflectors Installed:||Sep. 1999|
|Reflector Installation Design:||Directed across highway and staggered|
|Terrain:||Level with Curves and slightly hilly|
|Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation:||Records were not available|
|Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation:||
|Period of Study||Sep 1999 to Mar 2001|
|Yearly Reduction in Accidents||
Average Reduction: 100%
Remarks: Deer-vehicle collisions are typically not recorded. Our personal experiences in the Reigon have been that a great amount of deer have and are always present, but that the reflectors have been 100% effective in reducing the collisions. Deer are observed to stay along side of the highway and not cross after dusk when vehicles are present. There has been a noticeable reduction in small animal hits such as raccoons and foxes in the reflectorized section.
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