Saturday, February 9, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
The Federal Highway Administration introduced the first 'WILDLIFE SAFETY PATH' on a mountain highway in Otero county, New Mexico. The WILDLIFE SAFETY PATH is designed to reduce wildlife collisions with vehicles. Vehicles will be instructed to proceed with caution and slow down on highways where wildlife and endangered species are known to cross.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
A 2007 study by the Federal Highway Administration: WILDLIFE-VEHICLE COLLISIONS REDUCTION: 2007, suggests putting radio collars on elk that would signal special driver alert highway safety devices. The radio collars would activate these driver alert devices whenever endangered wildlife was in the area. The road would be closed, special lights would go on, or a bright illuminated sign would tell drivers to slow down and to exercise caution. A link to this study is in the text headlines above.