This week is Watch out for Wildlife Awareness Week. It’s a time to remind ourselves to put aside distractions while driving and focus on the road – for our sake and for wildlife.
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Monday night, Hendry County put into effect a new slow speed nighttime panther zone on a 5.25 mile stretch of CR 832/Keri Road. The road’s posted speed limit will now drop from 55 to 45 mph at night, when panthers are most active and visibility for motorists is low.
New high-tech sensors installed along US-41 may help reduce the danger vehicles pose to Florida panthers. Learn more about this new project in this TV interview with Defenders’ Elizabeth Fleming.
Defenders’ Elizabeth Fleming spots her first panther the same night Florida’s Hendry County votes to designate a stretch a road a slow zone for the big cats.
Watch Out for Wildlife Awareness Week may be officially over, but the effort to make roads in America safer for wildlife and people is only ramping up. Learn more about how you can drive smart and safe safe any time of year.