What can you do to reduce the risk of accidents due to the presence of wild animals on the road?

In Quebec, you may encounter wild animals on some roads and highways. Usually, the presence of wild animals is announced through yellow diamond shaped road signs that warn you in advance so that you can anticipate potential risks and have enough time to act depending on the situation. Understanding the characteristics and behaviors of different wild animals is important to make sure that the right decisions are taken: For example, some wild animals have shining eyes at night, which helps in detecting their presence on the road through our headlights reflection. Yet, it is worth mentioning that the eyes of moose are normally above the beams of most vehicles’ head lights because they are tall. Accordingly, a moose’s eyes may not reflect the light.

What to do?

When you see, on the road, signs that announce the presence of wild animals, make sure you:

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