Reducing the High Cost of Wildlife Vehicle Collisions

Project Description

A web resource developed by State Farm Insurance to help drivers share the road with wildlife. Read the full report by clicking the Project Link on the right. In a 2008 report to Congress the Federal Highway Administration reported that Animal Vehicle Collisions (AVCs) nearly doubled in frequency from 1990 to 2004, from about 175,000 to around 300,000. State Farm estimates that for the period of July 1, 2011 to July 1, 2012 there were 1.23 million deer-vehicle collisions that resulted in more than $4 billion in damage. The odds are (national average) 1 in 171 that you will have a coll...

Project Map

Publicly Accessible: Yes
County: Dakota County, NE; Erie County, PA; Kingsbury County, SD; LaPorte County, IN; Saint Louis County, MN

Project Sites

  • Iowa I-77
  • Michigan I-90
  • Pennsylvania I-86
  • South Dakota I-81
  • West Virginia I-53

Goals and Targets

Primary Motivations:

  • Public Benefit

Primary Goals:

  • To provide tools for drivers to help them avoid wildlife-vehicle collisions

Targeted Habitats:

No targeted habitats were identified for this project.

Targeted Species:

No targeted species were identified for this project.

Conservation Actions

Action Status Start Year End Year
Education Completed 2013 2013
Web publication and resource


Is the success of this project's actions being monitored? No/Unknown

Quick Facts

Owning Organization

State Farm

Managing Organization

State Farm Insurance

Contact Information

General Information

Project #: 219156
Last Updated: September 26, 2013

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