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Look out for deer on the road. We need better ways to avoid wildlife collisions

LOOK OUT FOR DEER
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We need to pay close attention to and support  recent statements by The Humane Society of the United States urging investment in wildlife collision avoidance systems to make roads safer for drivers and animals.

Most drivers know the basic strategies to avoid or at least reduce the chances of a collision:
** slow down
** leave plenty of room between you and the vehicle ahead of you
** look for eye shine at the edges of the road ahead
** where there is one animal, expect others.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
Under: Cars, deer | 2 Comments »

One million dogs hit by cars each year.

It is estimated that more than 1,000,000 dogs are hit by cars in this country each year, and another 60,000 are lost or stolen.

Seems like if more dogs were kept confined in their backyards … fewer of the dogs would run away and get lost or stolen … and fewer dogs would get hit by cars.

This isn’t rocket science, it’s just common sense. Think about it. /Gary

Posted on Thursday, September 11th, 2008
Under: Cars, dogs | 4 Comments »