Modeling animal-vehicle collisions considering animal-vehicle interactions

Yunteng Lao, Guohui Zhang, Yao-jan Wu, Yinhai Wang

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Abstract

Animal-Vehicle Collisions (AVCs) have been a major safety problem in the United States over the past decades. Counter measures against AVCs are urgently needed for traffic safety and wildlife conservation. To better understand the AVCs, a variety of data analysis and statistical modeling techniques have been developed. However, these existing models seldom take human factors and animal attributes into account. This paper presents a new probability model which explicitly formulates the interactions between animals and drivers to better capture the relationship among drivers' and animals' attributes, roadway and environmental factors, and AVCs. Findings of this study show that speed limit, rural versus urban, and presence of white-tailed deer habitat have an increasing effect on AVC risk, whereas male animals, high truck percentage, and large number of lanes put a decreasing effect on AVC probability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1991-1998
Number of pages8
JournalAccident Analysis and Prevention
Volume43
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes

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animal
interaction
driver
Safety
Statistical Data Interpretation
Deer
speed limit
traffic safety
Motor Vehicles
Human engineering
Trucks
habitat
Ecosystem
environmental factors
Conservation
data analysis
conservation

Keywords

  • Accident modeling
  • Animal-vehicle collision
  • Carcass removal
  • Negative binomial (NB) regression
  • Roadway Safety
  • Vehicle-animal interaction-based probability model

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Law
  • Medicine(all)

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Modeling animal-vehicle collisions considering animal-vehicle interactions. / Lao, Yunteng; Zhang, Guohui; Wu, Yao-jan; Wang, Yinhai.

In: Accident Analysis and Prevention, Vol. 43, No. 6, 11.2011, p. 1991-1998.

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Lao, Yunteng ; Zhang, Guohui ; Wu, Yao-jan ; Wang, Yinhai. / Modeling animal-vehicle collisions considering animal-vehicle interactions. In: Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2011 ; Vol. 43, No. 6. pp. 1991-1998.
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