In the past few years, there have been in excess of 1,000 collisions between cars and moose in Norway. With a fully-grown moose being as tall as the average car, it’s not surprising that accidents involving moose are usually very serious and often fatal for the animal, driver and passengers.
Moose are most active at sunrise and sunset; on a full moon, the likelihood of moose collisions increases.
On impact, a moose can be thrown into the passenger compartment through the windscreen. Seatbelts offer no protection and airbags may not deploy. Current warning signs are often ignored, relying on drivers’ vigilance alone.