- January 25, 2014 - 12:07
I really can't see anything coming out of this lawsuit...especially as a large group...as a class action suit they can't be looking at individual cases, and how can anyone who's accident had anything to do with their own driving, blame government for putting the moose in front of them...for this to succeed, the government would have to be found liable for introducing moose to the island, and for not preventing them from crossing the roads...I don't see that being feasible...you can not fence all the roads , end of story. even if you fenced some, there will be other areas were moose will cross...and as for blaming them for introduction of moose 100 years ago, that was before cars...so, you might as well blame the car companies for bringing in cars...
- January 26, 2014 - 00:11
While I agree that NL drivers could certainly be a lot more careful on moose-infested highways, I have to point out that at night, especially pre-dawn, moose are an incredible hazard. They can move amazingly quickly from ditches and hidden in brush on the sides of the road to the middle of the highway in front of you. Unless you are travelling less than 70 km/hr, you will undoubtedly hit one in these circumstances, since they are not very visible until it is too late. I note that New Brunswick has moose fences along almost the full length of the Trans Canada there and the fences are very effective. Norway does the same very well for elk. If a "have not" province like New Brunswick can manage to construct moose fences, why can' t a "have" province like NL?
- Look where you are going
- January 25, 2014 - 10:46
I've seen many moose on Newfoundland's highways and I stop, put my flashers on and give the moose the right of way. One guy passed me and just missed a moose. The government is not the problem, the drivers are. This is another waste of the courts time and taxpayer money.
- January 26, 2014 - 09:46
Come on man, Drive the highway and figure out how a fence would be appropriate in numerous circumstances over our rocky and mountainous terrain. Driver inattention is not the peoples responsibility. Back in your cage Ches.