Welcome to DeerAware

Did you know?

  • 1.5 million deer live wild in Britain
  • There are six main species of deer
  • There are up to 74,000 deer related traffic accidents in the UK each year
  • There are several hundred human injuries and several human fatalities each year as a result

Road traffic accidents involving deer present a major problem in the UK as well as in many other countries in Europe. In the UK there is no system for central Government collation of road traffic accidents involving deer or other wildlife.

The DeerAware.com web site exists to offer basic advice on how to avoid a collision and to collect data on the number of accidents.

Our research is the only national effort to collect data that could be used to save lives - the information you submit is an essential part of this important effort.


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Highways England and DeerAware have a number of useful publications, including safety posters and advice sheets.

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DeerAware is a joint project from the Deer Initiative working with Highways England, National Trust, Forestry Commission, RSPCA and others.

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If you have never experience a deer incidenct, it can be frightening. Roadside cameras show the dangers that you should know about.

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