It’s that time of year when animals are coming down to the lower levels to forage for food. And too often, they’re interacting with traffic. In Idaho, motion detector signs have recently been installed that flash when large game try to cross the road, alerting drivers.
So what’s being done in Washington to prevent collisions between cars and animals? A variety of solutions have been tried with varying degrees of success. Everything from vehicle-mounted deer whistles to radio collars on elk to wildlife fences have been given a shot.
The Washington State Department of Transportation blog has an article today on what has been proven to work and what hasn’t when it comes to preventing vehicle-animal collisions.