Deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs) are more and more common across Scotland. An initial assessment of DVCs was carried out from 2003 to 2005. A series of consecutive projects then began in 2008 to monitor trends and changes in the distribution of DVCs. These used a more streamlined data collection regime.
The latest three-year data collection project ran from January 2013 to December 2015. This reports presents its findings and compares them with the results of earlier years. The information will help to prioritise where resources and action are best targeted to reduce risks to public safety and to safeguard deer welfare.
The main purpose of the work is to provide information to:
- Scottish Natural Heritage
- Transport Scotland
- trunk road operating companies
- local authorities
- deer managers