expert advice on how to avoid animal collisions

Zebra Safe Driving Program Host Pauls Timrots talked about how he was riding a motorcycle in Talsi, when a white stork suddenly appeared from a ditch in front of him, which ended in a fright, a dirty motorcycle and a dead bird. It can happen to anyone and anywhere. How to avoid wild animals and birds on the road?

Experienced hunter Janis Klavins says that in Latvia all wild animals become active at dusk, so it is at this time that you need to be extremely careful on the roads. At dusk, you need to be on the lookout!

In spring and early summer, moose cubs are quite common on the roads, as moose mothers give birth to young and abandon the previous offspring. Pregnancy in moose cows lasts 7.5 months, cubs are born mostly in May. Then you have to be very careful.

In addition, you should beware of places where the forest begins, as animals prefer to cross the highway from the forest, and not from an open field. Also, be careful in winter on the roads that are sprinkled with salt, as animals come there to lick the salt.

Wild animals also adapt well to the situation and no longer worry about the road and the sounds of cars. In addition, at the end of July and beginning of August, one should beware of roe deer, as they have a rutting time. The best solution is not to change the trajectory of movement and continue to go straight.

If, unfortunately, the driver knocked down a wild animal, then you need to call the State Police or the State Forest Service.

If the driver picks up a downed animal, then a very high fine threatens for such actions. Also, you should not approach a downed animal, which may still be alive and aggressive.

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