Sites

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 1

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy 16, Yellowhead, 346 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 343.7 to 347.1
Length of Reflectorized Section: 3.4 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1998
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 10/95–8/96: 1
8/96–8/97: 2
8/97–8/98: 0
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1999: 0
2000: 0
Moose-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 10/95–8/98: 3
Moose-Vehicle After Dark Crash History After Installation: 1999: 0
2000: 0
Period of Study Aug 1998–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Deer Accidents 1999: 100%
2000: 100%
Yearly Reduction in Moose Accidents 1999: 100%
2000: 100%

Deer Average Reduction: 100%

Moose Average Reduction: 100%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 2

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 362 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 358.82 to 361.02
Length of Reflectorized Section: 2.2 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug. 1995
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History Prior to Installation: 9/93–8/94: 3
9/9–8/95: 2
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1995: 0
1996: 0
1997: 0
1998: 2
1999: 0
2000: 0
Period of Study Aug. 1995–Mar. 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1995: 100%
1996: 100%
1997: 100%
1998: 20%
1999: 100%
2000: 100%

Average Reduction: 86.7%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 3

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 373 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 372.69 to 374.32
Length of Reflectorized Section: 1.6 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug. 1996
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 9/93–8/94: 1
9/94–8/95: 1
8/95–8/96: 5
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 1
2000: 1
Period of Study Aug 1996–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 58%
2000: 58%

Average Reduction: 100%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 4

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 363 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 362.84 to 363.79
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.8 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1995
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 9/93 - 8/94: 4
9/94 - 9/95: 3
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1996: 0
1997: 1
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 0
Period of Study Aug 1995–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1996: 100%
1997: 71%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 100%

Average Reduction: 94.2%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 5

Eric Becker, Area Manager

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Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 75 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 74.3 to 76.1
Length of Reflectorized Section: 1.8 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1995
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 9/93–8/94: 2
9/94–9/95: 3
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1996: 0
1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 2
Period of Study Aug 1995–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1996: 100%
1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 40%

Average Reduction: 88%

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 6

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 384 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 383.67 to 384.47
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.8 Km
Reflectors Installed: Sep 1995
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 8/93–8/94: 0
8/94–9/95: 3
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1996: 0
1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 0
Period of Study Sep 1995—Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1996: 100%
1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 100%
photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Average Reduction: 100%

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 7

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 376.5 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 376.13 to 376.76
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.6 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1996
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 9/93–9/94: 0
9/94–9/95: 2
9/95–9/96:
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 2
Period of Study Aug 1996–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 100%

Average Reduction: 100%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 8

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 378 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 377.6 to 378.5
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.9 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1995
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 9/93 - 9/94: 2
9/94 - 9/95: 1
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1996: 0
1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 0
Period of Study Aug 1995–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1996: 100%
1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 100%

Average Reduction: 100%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 9

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy 16, Yellowhead, 362 Km E of Prince Rupert. Rp 361.8 to 362.3
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.5 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1996
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 9/94–9/95: 2 9/95–8/96: 3
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 1
Moose-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 8/93–8/96: 1
Moose-Vehicle After Dark Crash History After Installation: 1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 1
Period of Study Aug 1995–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Deer Accidents 1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 60%
Yearly Reduction in Moose Accidents 1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 60%

Deer Average Reduction: 90%

Moose Average Reduction: 60%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 10

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 365 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 364.5 to 365.5
Length of Reflectorized Section: 1.0 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1996
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 8/94–9/95: 2
9/95–8/96: 3
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1997: 10*
1998: 0
1999: 1
2000: 1
Period of Study Aug 1996–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1997: See Remarks
1998: 100%
1999: 60%
2000: 60%

Average Reduction: 73%

Remarks: * The number 10 is correct, if misleading. This was a very heavy snow year, the reflectors were buried in snow. Also, the adjacent farmer was feeding the deer in a spot that required them to cross the highway several times each day. It may be considered that there were no reflectors in this area during this time as they were totally non-functional.

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 11

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 369 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 368.3 to 369.6
Length of Reflectorized Section: 1.3 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1996
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 8/93–8/94: 1
9/94–8/95: 2
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1997: 1
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 0
Period of Study Aug 1996–Mar 2000
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1997: 33%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 100%

Average Reduction: 83%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 12

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 382 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 381.5 to 382.4
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.9 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1996
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 9/93–9/94: 2
9/94–9/95: 1
9/95–8/96: 1
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 1
Period of Study Aug 1996–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 75%

Average Reduction: 94%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation

Smithers, British Columbia Report—Site 13

Eric Becker, Area Manager

Reflectorized Section

Location: Hwy. 16, Yellowhead, 372.5 Km E of Prince Rupert Rp 372.19 to 372.69
Length of Reflectorized Section: 0.5 Km
Reflectors Installed: Aug 1995
Reflector Installation Design: Directed across highway and staggered
Terrain: Curves and slightly hilly
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Crash History Prior to Installation: 8/93–8/94: 1
8/94–8/95: 2
Deer-Vehicle After Dark Accident History After Installation: 1996: 0
1997: 0
1998: 0
1999: 0
2000: 1
Period of Study Aug 1995–Mar 2001
Yearly Reduction in Accidents 1996: 100%
1997: 100%
1998: 100%
1999: 100%
2000: 33%

Average Reduction: 87%

photo of the site after Strieter-Lite installation