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0 3 of all road accidents in canada involve a moose

By Morgan Wallace
Published in General
February 02, 2024
1 min read
0 3 of all road accidents in canada involve a moose

0.3% of all road accidents in Canada involve a Moose.


When one thinks of road accidents, wildlife probably doesn’t come to mind as a common cause. However, in Canada, a surprising fact is that approximately 0.3% of all road accidents involve a Moose. These majestic creatures, known for their imposing size and antlers, can pose a significant risk to motorists and themselves when they venture onto roads.

Moose Crossing Road

Why do these accidents occur? One reason is that Moose are more active during dawn and dusk, coinciding with peak traffic times. Moreover, moose have poor eyesight, especially in bright lights. On highways, where vehicles move at high speeds, it becomes difficult for Moose to accurately judge the distance and speed of approaching cars.

Considering their massive size, a collision with a Moose can be devastating. Moose weigh between 850 and 1500 pounds, and when struck by a vehicle, their heavy bodies can cause severe damage. Occupants of the vehicle involved in the collision often sustain serious injuries, and sadly, fatal accidents can occur.

To mitigate the risk, various measures have been implemented in areas where moose collisions are more common. These measures include erecting warning signs to alert drivers about the potential presence of moose, as well as installing fencing alongside highways to prevent their access to roads. Additionally, wildlife detection systems using infrared technology have been introduced in certain areas to identify and warn drivers of any potential wildlife on the road ahead.

Extra caution is advised when driving through regions where Moose activity is prevalent. Slowing down and remaining alert can help reduce the likelihood of a collision. If a Moose is spotted near or on the road, it is important to avoid honking, as this might startle the animal and provoke a dangerous reaction. It is best to give the Moose plenty of space and time to move away from the road safely.

While it is not possible to prevent all accidents involving Moose, being aware of their presence and understanding the risks associated can help minimize their occurrence. By staying informed, practicing defensive driving, and respecting wildlife in their natural habitat, we can strive to make our roads safer for both human beings and our animal counterparts.

Source: CBC News - Moose-vehicle collisions in Canada




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