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Could a New App Help Prevent Car Crashes Involving Deer?

Per the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA), from 2008 to 2015, there were over 47,000 car accidents where vehicles hit animals just in the 13 counties that make up Northern New Jersey. According to federal research data, statewide, 90 percent of vehicle-animal crashes are deer-car collisions. These types of crashes can be devastating, causing severe vehicle damage, catastrophic injuries to car occupants and killing deer. Deer-car collisions can be difficult to avoid, especially if they occur at night. Deer can wander onto the road seemingly out of nowhere giving drivers little to no time to react or avoid the collision. However, a new smartphone app being tested out in Finland could change that. How Could a Phone App Help Drivers Avoid Hitting Deer? Per an article in The Press of Atlantic City, there are around 300,000 deer in the Lapland region of Finland and an estimated 4,000 deer are…
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