Printer Friendly

Goodbye road kill.

The Arizona Game and Fish Department has begun using a new system that creates an electronic crosswalk for wildlife on an especially dangerous highway. It uses infrared cameras to detect the presence of an animal as small as a coyote or as large as an elk. When it detects an animal, it sends a message to a computer that triggers warning signs. Those signs light up so drivers know to slow down and be ready. There have been more than 200 crashes between elk and vehicles on highway 260 during the past four years. The project cost about $1 million.
COPYRIGHT 2007 National Conference of State Legislatures
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:STATELINE; electronic crosswalk for wildlife
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2007
Words:100
Previous Article:Farewell fruity fags.
Next Article:What a bore.
Topics:


Related Articles
TEA engineer packs big punch in short visit.
Oregon group seeks solution for auto-wildlife problems.
Is multitasking a crime? No using iPods white crossing the street. No talking on cell phones white biking. Should lawmakers try to legislate common...

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2020 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters