- January 14, 2011 - 23:42
The Moose Lobby indicates daily on the talk-in shows "I (he or we) were only going 60k". Have you ever driven on the TCH - under any conditions - when someone was going below the speed limit ? My and most everybody experiencies the same thing in that if you drive the speed limit, day or night, you will get run over. Slow down and the accidents will never stop but will be reduced drastically. Oh yea except in some greedy lawyers mind who may be looking for easy $$$$
- Frank Blackwood
- January 14, 2011 - 10:23
True, many say driving is not a right , moreso a priviledge. You don't have the right to kill someone! However, the moose are coming out on the highways more than ever. They are not lost or confused, they are just hungry. They are having a difficult time since man and Mother Nature have been destroying their habitation. People are always in a hurry, speeding along the TGH when moose are just brosing for the next meal. If fences are not going to help solve the problem of moose accidents,there may be another solution which may sound ridiculous! Why not build overpasses for moose only in areas where moose are overpopulated? Then, they love their salty treats in the ditches and newly planted trees which are a delicate meal for moose. Nah, fences are cheaper! There are less moose accidents in New Brunswick along the TCH since fences have been installed. In Ontario we have the same problem with the deer. They spring out on the highways when chased by hungry coyotes, you don't have a chance! My personal suggestion is to "Slow Down And Live" while the Newfoundland government contemplates on putting up fences?
- January 14, 2011 - 09:30
I'm just saying, before trying to apply this kind of pressure to the NL government regarding something they in all realism can't do a whole lot about, how about pressuring them to fix the healthcare and education systems first. Moose collisions kill several people every year...how many suffer and die waiting for specialist appointments? Yeah, I said it, hate on me all you want.
- January 14, 2011 - 08:21
How many times have we been told that driving is not a right and add in the fact that nobody thinks they'll be in moose accident or seriously injured in one. As a driver you're not only responsible for paying attention to what's on the road but also to what's alongside the roadway that could end up in front of you. If the conditions do not allow you to see whats around you then you have to adjust your driving but it's human nature to want to place the blame on someone else and it's easy with government and other people's money.
- January 14, 2011 - 08:21
As a moose ''hunter'', I see no problem with cutting them back somewhat. I used quotations around the word hunter because it's not much of a hunt,. The last three licenses we got our animal within 2 days, which was barely enough time to even have a decent time at the cabin. Anyone who knows what they're at and are willing to do a bit of walking gets their moose - even on a bull only license.