Motorists Advised to Be Vigilant in Watching for Moose on Roadways #nltraffic

The Departments of Transportation and Works, and Fisheries and Land Resources are warning all motorists to slow down and be vigilant in watching for moose, especially over the next several days as many people will be travelling throughout the province during the Victoria Day weekend.

Motorists are encouraged to report moose sightings and accidents by calling 1-855-896-6673 (1-855-89-MOOSE).

In 2016, there were 580 moose-vehicle collisions in Newfoundland and Labrador. While moose-vehicle collisions can happen year-round, most occur between May and October, and though moose are more likely to be seen along highways and roadways at dusk and dawn, collisions often take place during other times of the day, especially at night when moose are more difficult to see.