Truckers beware: The moose are loose in New Brunswick

| Monday, June 17, 2002

The Canadian province of New Brunswick is implementing a public awareness campaign to help reduce highway accidents between moose and vehicles.

Public Safety Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney, Transportation Minister Percy Mockler, and Natural Resources Minister Jeannot Volpé are orchestrating the campaign. The message is "slow down, stay alert, stay alive."

According to the Telegraph-Journal, between 1995 and 2000, there were 1,482 collisions involving moose in New Brunswick, an average of 250 a year. Annually, one to four people are killed in those collisions. June, July, and August are the months when most accidents occur, usually between dusk and dawn when driver visibility is limited.