Navigation Links
Critter Crossings Improve Highway Safety, Study Finds
Date:12/11/2010

SATURDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Highway underpasses for animals make roadways safer for wildlife and cars, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at a new route planned for U.S. Highway 64 that cut through a forested and agricultural area in Washington County, N.C. The new road included three underpasses with fencing that ran alongside the road near each underpass to funnel animals into the underpasses.

The study is published in the current issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management.

The researchers used cameras and animal track surveys to monitor wildlife activity. During the 13 months after the road was completed, the cameras took 2,433 photos of various animals using the underpasses, including deer, bears, raccoons and domestic dogs and cats.

When the researchers compared data from nearby sections of Highway 64, they found that wildlife deaths were 58 percent lower on the new part of the highway.

The findings suggest that the wildlife underpasses are a cost-effective way to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions, said the researchers.

More information

The U.S. Federal Highway Administration has more about critter crossings.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: The Journal of Wildlife Management, news release, December 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Bedbug Nation: Critters Make a Comeback
2. Adding ipilimumab to standard chemotherapy treatment for late-stage lung cancer may improve survival
3. Sesame Street program improves development for children in Indonesia
4. Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival
5. Improvement needed for mastectomy outcome reporting
6. ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE HELPS ADDRESS NEED FOR IMPROVED CANCER CARE IN RURAL AMERICA
7. Pharmacists Improve Patient-Care Teams: Analysis
8. A decade of refinements in transplantation improves long-term survival of blood cancers
9. Perceptual training improves vision of the elderly
10. Kidneys: Produce-rich diet improves long-term health, melatonin improves short-term health
11. Toronto Western Hospital study demonstrates improved wait times for patients suffering back pain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Critter Crossings Improve Highway Safety, Study Finds 
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... in Beverly Hills, California, will be included in the 2016 “Guide to America’s ... exceptional professionals based on the amalgamation of their education, experience, and professional associations. ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Wilmington, Delaware (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 ... ... has released a new version of its SaaS LIMS, CloudLIMS Lite. CloudLIMS Lite ... from sample entry through labeling, storing, shipping and disposal. The new version is ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Sourced from the Isbre Springs beneath the ... its unmatched natural purity of just 6 ppm TDS (Total Dissolved Solids) in addition ... has been available in several ShopRite and FoodTown stores in NJ and received rave ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... , ... "Pro3rd Accents Volume 2 is a set of 30 accented lower ... just a few clicks of the mouse," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel ... from various styles with accented animations, rigid boxes, simplistic lines, and more. In Addition, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ... to build intelligent, connected applications, was named the best Sales Team of 2016 ... winner announcement was made today by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/4/2016)... , Dec. 3, 2016  Findings from a ... of CTL019, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor T ... and young adult patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic ... oral session at the 58th American Society of ... 4:00-5:30 p.m.). The global Phase II study found ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... -- Persistence Market Research (PMR) delivers key ... titled, "Global Market Study on Cardiac Pacemaker: North America Regional ... 2016 and 2024". The global cardiac pacemaker market was valued ... likely to decline to US$ 3923.8 Mn by 2024. ... is anticipated to exhibit a declining CAGR of -0.5% ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2016 According to a ... by Product (Instruments, Reagents, Software), Technology (Immunoassay, Clinical ... Nephrology, Infectious Diseases) - Forecast to 2021" published ... USD 60.22 Billion in 2016. This market is ... during the forecast period (2016-2021) to reach USD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: