On average, over 20 people are killed and over 1900 people are injured in this type of collision every year.


Each year in Canada, over 30,000 animals are killed by collisions with vehicles.


Please follow these wildlife driving tips:

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Reduce your speed by at least 10 km/h

In areas where you know there may be wildlife, or where wildlife signs are placed.


Reducing your speed is the best way to decrease the risks of driving in wildlife areas. This is very effective as it will buy you time and space to avoid hitting the animal.

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Be particularly cautious during dusk and dawn

Animals can dart into the road at any time. Use caution when traveling during dusk and dawn as well as when you are near wooded areas and bodies of water.

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Continually scan the ditches and areas beside the road for wildlife

In areas where you know there may be wildlife, or where wildlife signs are placed.


Reducing your speed is the best way to decrease the risks of driving in wildlife areas. This is very effective as it will buy you time and space to avoid hitting the animal.

Be sure you can stop in the distance illuminated by your headlights
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If an animal is in your path, brake firmly but do not swerve to avoid it

If you can slow down with control, steer around the animal, but stay on the highway.

If you see one animal, slow down immediately and assume there will be more in the area.
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Take your time and drive safe!