Dan Bergeron: (603) 271-2461
Jay Martin: (603) 271-3211
October 3, 2019
CONCORD, NH – 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 the road. While moose/vehicle collisions can happen at all times of the year, fall is a time of increased activity and accidents. In 2018, 99 moose were killed by vehicles in New Hampshire, which represents a decrease from 108 deaths as a result of car collisions in 2017.
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:
- Observe posted limits, and avoid excessive speeds which reduce collision reaction time – especially at night, dusk, and dawn.
- Use high beams when possible.
- 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, expect it to run in front of you so SLOW down.