How Effective Are Deer Whistles to Avoid Vehicle Collisions?

How Effective Are Deer Whistles to Avoid Vehicle Collisions?

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Do the bumper-mounted deer whistles sold to help alert whitetails really work?

I’ve never been involved in a deer-vehicle accident — knock on wood — despite having driven for more than 57 years. Had a few close calls, but have never hit one; hope I never do. According to Utah State University professor Michael Conover, 1.5 million motorists, annually, are not so fortunate.

Many methods have been proposed to reduce deer-vehicle accidents, including highway fencing, animal overpasses, deer guards, biological repellents, lure crops, road salt alternatives, warning reflectors, driver education, improved highway lighting, and whistles, just to name a few….



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