- Please learn to drive at a safe speed
- May 16, 2012 - 16:43
The facts given in the story, although sparse, do provide evidence of a few things: 1. Moose travel on Newfoundland highways at all hours of the day and night. 2. Darkness restricts a person's ability to see. 3. This man was driving at a speed too fast for him to avoid colliding with a moose.....................................If under the same conditions, would this man drive at the same speed?
- D Badcock
- May 16, 2012 - 14:04
Wondering how many accidents and deaths will there be before this so called concerned government of ours realize what a massive problem with moose that we have.There have been petitions presented and numerous solutions suggested and still can't get nothing done to prevent them from happening or reducing the number that we have had in the past years from 700+.They have installed two sets of moose lights and its quite obvious they are either not working properly or are out of order frequently.Its been proven in other parts of Canada and the world that the fences have proven to work so why is it that Newfoundland with the highest population of moose that they have come to the conclusion they won't work here.Maybe they are waiting for someone in government to be seriously injured or killed for them to finally see the light and maybe then something will be done.Having lost my neice 3 years ago in a moose accident let me tell you its not something that you easily get over especially when there are small children left behind with no mom or dad.Here's hoping someone opens their eyes real soon and lets work together and get this government to do something about this massive problem we have before many more lives are lost.
- May 16, 2012 - 11:45
I wonder how fast he was going...
- May 16, 2012 - 13:47
To Brad: I wonder how fast the moose was going... (PS: you can hit a moose with a vehicle traveling 30 km/h ... or 2 km/h ... they don't exactly glow in the dark, either)