10/6/2006

At least three states plan to set up new roadside sensor systems to reduce accidents by warning drivers when they are approaching large animals. Each year, there are more than a million collisions between vehicles and deer, killing 200 motorists and causing more than $1 billion in property damage. "More deer and sprawling suburbia add up to more chances for these crashes," says Russ Rader, spokesman for the Arlington, Va.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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