Riding in Finland is Safer, Deers Have Fluorescent Antlers

It may sound like funny and wacky idea, but some guys in Finland tarted to paint the antlers of reindeer in a fluorescent paint, for very serious road safety reasons.
Riding in Finland is Safer, Deers Have Fluorescent Antlers 1 photo
Photo: Anne Ollila
This measure was implemented in an effort to curb the thousands of deaths recorded annually in Finland, as roaming deers are hit by vehicles on the streets.

Deers are quite common in Finland and they are traveling all over the place, ofter crossing highways and causing accidents.

So far, the idea is in an experimental phase, as Anne Ollila of the Finnish Reindeer Herder's Association says. The organization tends to around 200,000 deers in Finland and this is only the latest attempt to provide deers with enhanced safety.

Reflectors and reflective tape have been used before, but deers tore them off. Another menace for the lives of these animals is represented by tourists who often steal the roadsigns installed to warn drivers on the roaming reindeer.

If this thing works, this means another cool thing to see in Finland.

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