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Media Advisory

For immediate use 

Sept. 27, 2005 -- No. 446

Briefing to reveal newsworthy results of analysis
of 2004 deer-motor vehicle crashes from across N.C.

Thursday (Sept. 29) 1:30 p.m.
UNC Highway Safety Research Center third floor conference room
Bolin Creek Center - 730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Suite 300 Chapel Hill

Interesting results of a University of North Carolina study analyzing 2004 deer-motor vehicle crashes in North Carolina will be announced Thursday at a news briefing at the UNC Highway Safety Research Center.

Senior database analyst Eric A. Rodgman, who led the search and evaluation, will describe the newsworthy findings. Evin Stanford, deer biologist with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, will also attend to field questions related to the state’s deer population. Some visuals will be available.

North Carolina’s deer population has averaged about a million animals for the past decade or so. In 1910, only 10,000 deer roamed the state, and in 1980, there were about 350,000. Experts believe the increasing number of deer-motor vehicle crashes results chiefly from more miles being driven on state roads and human development encroaching on more rural areas.

Reporters can park in the R7 parking lots located at 730 and 720 Airport Road at the Bolin Creek Center.

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Highway Safety Research Center contact: Katy Jones, (919) 843-7007
News Services contact
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