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New signs warn Scottish drivers of deer on the roads

29th April 2013 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander

Drivers in Scotland have been warned of deer moving onto the roads, as the animals are expected to begin looking for their own territories in the coming weeks.

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) believes there are more than 7,000 collisions between motor vehicles and deer every year in the country, and has indicated that an average of 65 of these lead to human injuries.

SNH will work alongside Transport Scotland to introduce warning signs in areas where there is a high probability of collisions.

Sinclair Coghill, SNH wildlife management officer, said: “We should all be aware of the risk of deer on the road when we’re driving, especially at this time of year.

“This is becoming more and more of an issue in the Central Belt and around our towns and cities — it’s not just a problem on remote Highland roads as many people think.”

If drivers see any deer on their travels and cannot find any warning signs in the area, it is advised to inform their local authority immediately.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801578246-ADNFCR


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