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The Flat Out Truth About Roadkill

The flat out truth about - Roadkill Do enough hours on the road and sooner or later you'll accidentally hit an animal. It ain't pretty but the ole "Bu-dum Bu-düm" is a fact of life for most of us. Here are some things you might not know about highway pizza: The first guy to notice the mess One of the earliest observers of roadkill was the naturalist Joseph Grinnell, who noted in 1920: "This is a relatively new source of fatality; and if one were to estimate the entire mileage of such roads in the state [California], the mortality must mount into the hundreds and perhaps thousands every 24 hours." The Carnage VWorldwide WHAMMO! SQUELCH! CANADA U.K. Canada has approx 700 moose collisions a year. In 2004, 60,000 drivers reported hitting deer, double the number of a decade ago. Roadkill is the greatest contributor to European badger death in England. 50,000 killed per year. SPLAT! U.S. Each day in the US more than 1 million wild animals are struck by vehicles. FWAAPP! On an average day in Michigan, a car brings down a deer once every 8 minutes. AUSTRALIA The metal motoring machines of Canberra dispatch 2,200 Kangaroos each year. 5.5 million reptiles are killed on the roads per year in Australia of vehicle/moose collisions of Koala mortality in New South Wales, Australia result in the serious injury or death of the driver or vehicle occupants. 90% 60% attributed to roadkill. Flat Friend Funnies Roadkill funny #1 Q. Why did the hedgehog cross the road? A. To visit his flatmate. Roadkill funny #2 Q. How many rednecks does it take to eat roadkill? A. Three. Two to eat it and one to watch for cars. MANNEBR Reducing the Risk Driving between dusk and dawn significantly increases your chances of hitting an animal. So don't do that. 80 Slowing your speed from 100 km/h to 80 km/h in a known hit area may reduce your chances of hitting an animal by up to 50% "So, let's be careful out there" Some impacts are unavoidable – better to hit a small animal than to cause a multiple vehicle pile-up with human casualties. Bigger animals are a more difficult call: so use your discretion. Sources: -to-end-20121103-28rin.html Presented by TRADE E TRUCKS

The Flat Out Truth About Roadkill

shared by TechyBruce on Sep 16
An honest look into roadkill, and the effects animal, vehicle collisions have on species.


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