Installation of an Early Warning System - Hwy 101

Installation of an Early Warning System - Hwy 101

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Sarah Janson started this petition to Mayor George Pirie (The City of Timmins) and

Installation of an Early Warning System on Highway 101 between Three Nations Lake and the Hoyle turn off to reduce the number of moose strikes on this stretch of highway. This issue affects many residents of Timmins and surrounding areas and we can make a change! Please sign and share this with others. 

We are looking to install an Early Warning System (EWS), on Highway 101, to reduce the risk of moose strikes. The section of highway in question is, the roughly, 7km stretch between Three Nations Lake and the Hoyle turn off. After dark, visibility on this stretch is limited, moose are often on the shoulders of the road licking up salt. 

You may have seen an EWS in Ontario before (Hwy 6 just before Little Current, Hwy 17 north of Sault Ste. Marie and near Ottawa on Hwy 416 near Kemptville to name a few). There are a few different systems, but essential either a laser tripwire, or radar signal is sent between poles, if triggered, yellow lights along the highway flash, alerting drivers of an animal on the side of the road. 

Many of us have or know of people who have had close encounters with moose. If we are lucky, it has only been a close encounter. While it is hard to find the statistics, it has shown that wild animal/vehicle strikes are only going up. Between 1999 and 2004, the numbers rose by 47% in Canada. On top of that, 89% of these collisions happen on rural, two lanes roads. (Desjardins Insurance, 2018). While no technology is perfect, these EWS have been proven to reduce the risk of animal strikes.

If you feel this is something that would benefit the people of Timmins and the surrounding area, please sign, share and reach out to local establishments (Kidd Mine, the City of Timmins, MTO...etc) and share your concerns.  

 

 

 

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