Watch Out for Wildlife Week Begins

Caltrans and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are asking California residents to be on the lookout for wildlife during "Watch Out for Wildlife Week."

Posted: Sep 17, 2018 11:29 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Caltrans and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are asking California residents to be on the lookout for wildlife during "Watch Out for Wildlife Week."

California Highway Patrols says that in 2017, 12 people died and 383 were injured in more than 2,000 crashes involving wildlife on California roads. 

Cal Trans is hoping to reduce those numbers by utilizing new infrastructures such as flashing warning signs, specialized fencing and crossing. 

They encourage drivers to help as well by staying alert on the roads. 

In addition to it being "Watch Out for Wildlife Week," it is also peak time for deer and elk migration. California roadways often cut through a lot of the crucial migration routes, so Caltrans is warning drivers to be especially careful in the coming months. 

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