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  • Thomas
    November 24, 2012 - 23:42

    What happens if a rabbit or a fox goes through the sensors and sets them off and a moose or 1 moose and family come through after the rabbit or fox set off the lights and you see the fox or rabbit and then thinks its ok and then the moose comes out of no where and you can do nothing about it. How would you say then that the sensors work?

  • Dwayne Harris
    November 24, 2012 - 18:56

    I drive a truck and travel these areas all the time.The lights do not work properly,I have watched many moose come onto the highway and no lights have come on.The fences on the other hand keep many moose off our highway and despite two accidents without the fence it would be alot higher in this area.People do speed up in the fencing area thinking that moose will not be on the highway.The minister is looking at this completly wrong based on his information.Everyone needs to slow down no matter what the government may or may not do,drive safe.

  • Mr Bull Moose
    November 24, 2012 - 16:31

    This is really funny. Mr Davis, a former police officer, trying to sell us something that was a total waste of money and suggesting that because there has not been a moose / vehicle accident on a 1 kilometer streatch of highway the waste of money was a wise expenditure. Next thing he is going to tell us that, since fencing doesnt work, it will be a good investment to install this system on every kilometer of highway in the province. Obviously moose in New Brunswick are far more stupid than Newfoundland moose because the fencing is proven to work there.

  • Catherine Baker
    November 24, 2012 - 13:15

    The system worked wonderfully when I was travelling into St. John's in August and it was foggy and dark... Thankfully the lights were flashing so I was able to know to drive with extra caution and I did indeed see a moose a little ways off the road that I would never have seen without the sensor system.

  • moose hunter
    November 24, 2012 - 12:08

    since when could moose read signs mr. minister? moose are territorial animals. they will stay in places where their food sources are high especially around highways where there is salt content. it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out. go to a kindergarten class and get the same answer. drivers have to be always alert and focus on driving especially at night where the headlights confuse and blind these large animals.

  • bayman
    November 24, 2012 - 12:02

    Seriously I have not spoke with anyone that would trust those sensors and based on my own experience, I would not. Who is this guy trying to fool? Keep going Mr Nippard

  • carogers
    November 24, 2012 - 11:06

    The moose detectors work as they are supposed to???? Do you ever drive over the high way? There are often moose in the area and the lights don't flash the system just doesn't respond every time. Its hit and miss. Which means it is NOT woriking as it is supposed to. Why is the MHA just trusting people who have their own reasons for not telling the truth, better yet why does the MHA not verify the information he is being given????

  • Political Watcher
    November 24, 2012 - 10:06

    Saying there hasn't been an accident on a 1km stretch of a 1000km highway hardly justifies a success. He is only rejecting the fence option because someone else has recommended it, just like his refusal to publish restaurant inspections online (we all know what happened there). Why does the fence option work in all other Provinces and States where it is used but not here? Gone are the days Davis where all you had to do was get in front of a camera and repeat something that has already happened. I am guessing that is wis this lack of initiatives that kept him a Constable for 25+ years while all other have climbed through the ranks.