The Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation wants to reduce the number of deer and moose getting hit on the province’s highways and number of vehicles that get written off.
The Federation warns wildlife traffic on highways will increase with last year’s fawns and calves venturing out on their own just as vehicular traffic increases.
SGI says there were over 14-thousand collisions between vehicles and wildlife last year with claims reaching close to 77-million dollars.
The federation urges drivers to slow down and watch for wildlife along the side of the highway and has some tips if a collision is unavoidable.
They include aiming your car at the spot where the animal came from and letting up on the brake just before impact to reduce the chance of it coming through your windshield.
Other tips can be found at www.sgi.sk.ca/wildlife-collisions.