In the last fifteen years, the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions has dramatically increased, despite many new green bridges, wildlife tunnels, and protective fences constructed to protect the deer.
In Europe, 30.000 people have been injured in the collisions. Each year, 300 people die in these accidents.
The deer are the most active during their Fall breeding season but can be a road-safety hazard all year long. They like to roam at dawn and dusk.
The deer do unpredictable things - they may stop in the middle of the road, cross back and forth quickly, or move towards approaching vehicles. They sometimes travel in groups, so if you see one there might be more to come.
Waldpass is an electronic vehicle-mounted device which emits infrared red-light invisible to the human eye. Animals see this light and perceive it as a threat, so their behaviour and movement changes.
This phenomenon can significantly reduce the movement of animals toward an infrared light source of particular variable frequency.
By installing Waldpass, we are all taking steps to prevent potential collisions of drivers and wildlife.