Animal accidents and links
There are many accidents involving animals and vehicles. Often they result in serious injury or death to the vehicle
occupants and usually the animal is killed or has to be put down.
The purpose of this site is to show the severity
of the accidents and to encourage people to be extremely careful when driving in areas where animals may cross the roadway.
Cautionary warnings from various countries.
Newfoundland and Labrador Moose Warning (Link)
- A road sign like "Caution, moose next 11 kilometers" means moose cross there frequently.
likelihood of injury is twice as high between dusk and dawn as compared to daytime.
- The risk of injury is higher for
vehicles traveling at highway speeds, so please keep to speed limits.
- Having passengers in the vehicle doubles the
risk of injury due to driver inattentiveness. Have passengers watch for moose too.
- Please remember, seatbelts are
mandatory. Vehicle occupants who do not wear their seatbelts are eight times more likely to be seriously injured or killed
in a moose-vehicle collision.
What can you do to prevent Moose collisions?
Ontario Outfitters Link
Don't speed Slow
down at night or during foggy conditions. Try to avoid driving at night. Always keep your eyes focused for any kind
of movement on the side of the road Slow down around sharp curves Slow down when passing large rock faces
where a moose can run out from behind Keep your interior lights off Make sure your headlights are clean
and bright Stop driving if you are sleepy Don't drink any alcohol at all Drive like you expect
to hit a moose
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|Moose on highway
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