ABC NEWS, 2016 - In a statewide study of wildlife-vehicle crashes (where death, injury, or property damage occurs), I280 ranks as the highest (i.e., has the most) wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC's) among all highways in the state. What's being done? https://www.280Connect.com
Excerpt from interview, February, 2012:
SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. --
Almost once a month on the Peninsula, a driver on Interstate 280 collides with a deer. The accidents are deadly for the animals and are costly and dangerous for the drivers. But now, the state is doing something about the problem, all thanks to one woman's phone call.
If you're a wild animal, a quiet meadow is as close as you'll get to paradise. The only problem is the neighbors -- giant metal boxes flying across a slab of concrete. To you and me, it's transportation. To a deer, it's a death trap.
On a 20-mile stretch of I-280 between San Bruno and Redwood City, some 50 deer have been hit by cars over the course of four years. Most of the deer did not survive.
"It's not a very graceful way to die, to end your life," animal activist Kathryn said....http://abc7chicago.com/arch...