On average, 400 motorists are involved in a moose-vehicle collision every year. Most of these collisions happen between dusk and dawn when visibility is reduced and moose are the most difficult to see.
More people are injured or killed in moose-vehicle collisions in New Brunswick than in crashes with any other animal.
Most moose-vehicle collisions happen between May and October when moose leave the forest to escape the flies and heat and to feed on vegetation in ditches.
The Government of New Brunswick is working to reduce and prevent moose-vehicle collisions on New Brunswick highways through the application of specific programs including:
- installation of wildlife fencing and crossings,
- installation of enhanced moose signage
- brush cutting
- public awareness
Drivers should take the following precautions when travelling on all New Brunswick roadways: