Foothills County and Alberta Transportation want to reduce the number of deer collisions on area roads.

Reeve Delilah Miller says the department has a test project underway that could help.

"It's like a motion sensor when a deer comes close to it the light will come on, there'll perhaps be a loud noise just to try and scare them off to another direction, she says.

"We do have some areas, I brought one up that's especially bad to the west of the new traffic lights on Highway 7, down in the coulee and there's guardrails on either side and that is a particularly bad deer strike area."

She says county officials are very excited to see the results of the test project so they can be placed around the area.

Wildlife collisions have caused a lot of vehicle damage as well as injuries and even deaths on the highways.