GAME AND TRAFFIC: REPORT OF HUNTING AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION

VILT OCH TRAFIK: BETAENKANDE AV JAKT- OCH VILTVAARDSBEREDNINGEN

There are no simple ways of solving the problem of accidents involving game. These proposals are only limited efforts which might contribute to reducing the risks. A somewhat increased hunting ought not to cause any greater risks for the fauna. In contrast to traffic safety demands, the aim should be to create one balanced elk stock in larger regions. Lower speed on the roads, especially where and when the accident risk is high, leads to fewer and less serious accidents. It can be done with speed limits and use of warning signs. Education (driving-school) and information (eg forwarding the police knowledge about temporary elk accumulations) can also help to decrease the number of accidents. To reduce the accident risk several actions in connection with the carriageway have been tried, for instance fences, land clearance and game mirrors. The game mirrors, however, have not proved to have any considerable efficiency. Biotope actions are seldom justified, at least not concerning elk. Light, sound and odour signals have not yet been used in any great degree. Tests have showed that odour signals have a high effect. (TRRL)

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    Jordbruks departementet

    Fack
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Swedish

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  • Accession Number: 00330484
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • ISBN: 91-38-05660-7
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SOU 1980:29 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM