Tuesday, May 10, 2011

N.L. group says province needs more measures to combat moose-vehicle collisions


c/o Global News

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — A lobby group wants the Newfoundland and Labrador government to do more than keep track of the location of moose-vehicle accidents.

The province announced this week that they will soon start using a global positioning system to track where and when highway accidents occur.

Eugene Nippard of the Save Our People Action Committee says while any initiative to better understand moose-vehicle accidents is a good thing, information on where they occur is already available.

Nippard says there are other things that could be done including more safety fencing, an emergency number to call to report moose accidents and better lighting on highways.

Moose-vehicle collisions are the subject of a class action lawsuit brought by St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie.
The case will be in court in early June.


Maybe if we educate our people via policing down speeding rather than whining about more moose rails perhaps we can take a step in the right direction.

GPS? Fences? Or getting speeding idiots off the road?


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