Occasionally when travelling through the streets, you may come across dead animals that are the result of an accident. It is important to take action to stop the accidents from happening, rather than deal with each carcass as it appears. The situation will only change if drivers become more careful when driving, or animals are discouraged from crossing the road.
Problems Caused by Roadkill
There are a lot of problems that will result from the death of an animal by a car crash. Here are some of them:
What to Do
When you come across any roadkill, first contact the local gaming authorities. Keeping track of animal death toll is important to them, especially in regard to large creatures. If it is a small animal that is involved, however, you only need to remove it from the road.
To prevent such accidents from happening, you could choose to change 1) the behavior of drivers, 2) the behavior of animals, or 3) both.
Changing Driver Behavior
There are three ways to accomplish this.
- Put up signs to alert drivers to the possible presence of animals nearby.
- Place rumble strips and proper lighting around more hazardous areas.
- Use speed bumps and chicanes to slow drivers down.