As the drought is drawing wildlife in search of food and water from remote areas to urban roads and highways, The Animal Rescue Team, Inc. (ART) is encouraging motorists to participate in California’s statewide “Watch Out for Wildlife” week by taking the following special precautions while driving:
1. Be alert when driving in wildlife areas, such as Highways 154 and 246. Scan both sides of the road for animals, watch for wildlife signs, and never drive distracted.
2. Slow down and increase the distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you. Reducing your speed will increase your response time to avoid colliding and killing a crossing animal.
3. Limit driving in wildlife areas at night. More than 90 percent of wildlife collisions occur at night. During d Read More »