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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.
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Title Annotation:STATELINE; electronic crosswalk for wildlife
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2007
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