Watch for Wildlife on Roads
Strathcona County would like to remind drivers to slow down and be aware of wildlife activity, especially along rural roads.
October, November and December see the most animal strikes. Many species are more active during dawn and dusk, particularly deer and moose during the fall mating season. Visibility while driving may be reduced at this time of year. Animals are unpredictable, especially when faced with glaring headlights, blowing horns and fast-moving vehicles.
Reduce the chance of a collision with wildlife
- Stay alert and drive at a speed appropriate to road conditions.
- Reduce speed at night, especially on unfamiliar rural roads where wildlife frequently cross. i.e. near water, wooded areas and open spaces.
- Look for more than one animal – some species travel in groups.
- Leave plenty of room when driving around an animal on or near a road.
- A frightened animal may run in any direction.
- Take extra care when you see wildlife signs