Welcome to Deer Aware
The Deer on our Roads website
Did you know?
- As many as 1.5 million deer live wild in Britain
- There are six main species of deer of various sizes
- 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, what to do if involved in a collision and to collect data on the number of accidents.
Our research is the only national effort to collate information that could be used to save lives and improve deer welfare - the information you submit is an essential part of this.
If you have been involved in a deer vehicle collision and require assistance please contact the police. View our Safety Advice
Highways England and Deer Aware have a number of useful publications, including safety posters and advice sheets.
Deer Aware is a joint project from the Deer Initiative working with Highways England, National Trust, Lywodraeth Cymru, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission, RSPCA and others.
If you have never experience a deer incident, it can be frightening. Roadside cameras show the dangers that you should know about.
14/05/19 Motorists urged: Be deer aware