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But seriously… Brake for Moose — It Could Save Your Life!

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department reminds motorists to be extra cautious while admiring the autumn foliage from Granite State roadways because moose are active and on the move.

Drivers should be prepared to see and react quickly to moose on or near roads. While moose/vehicle collisions can happen at all times of the year, fall is a time of increased moose activity and therefore accidents. In 2022, 58 moose were killed by vehicles in New Hampshire, which is a slight reduction from the 72 moose deaths as a result of car collisions in 2021.

Drivers are urged to slow down and stay alert—and not just at “moose crossing” signs.

To avoid a moose collision, especially in the North Country where moose are more prevalent:

  • Observe posted speed limits and avoid excessive speeds which reduce collision reaction time—especially at night, dusk, and dawn.
  • Use high beams when possible.
  • Drive slowly enough to be able to stop within the zone of your headlights.
  • Watch for moose by scanning the sides of roads as you drive.

If you see a moose on the side of the road, you should expect it to run in front of you so SLOW down.

For more information on avoiding moose collisions, visit
www.wildlife.nh.gov/wildlife-and-habitat/moose-new-hampshire/brake-moose.

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