Prevent Florida Panther Traffic Collisions with Technology

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Governor Rick Scott, Florida Department of Transportation, Secretary Ananth Prasad, Professional Engineer

Another Florida Panther has died as a result of being hit by a vehicle, making it 9 deaths 2013, six from collisions. Last year, 25 died,- most from vehicle strikes. The most recent was a 10 year old breeding female. Scientists estimate there may be as few as 100 Florida panthers left, making it one of the most critically endangered animals in the world.

In Colorado, the Department of Transportation has been testing a security technology on highways that has successfully decreased wildlife-vehicle collisions by 38 percent.

The technology, (formerly used for prison and airport security), activates electronic signs to warn drivers by detecting wildlife along highways by using a cable buried underground that transmits information to a sensor- and then to drivers, letting them know wilflife is nearby.

With collison stikes being the main cause of Florida Panter deaths, (nearly 1/4 of the population), we ask Florida to use the new technology that has been used in Colorado to save the Florida Panther from extinction.

SOURCE:http://www.govtech.com/transportation/Dirty-Jobs-in-Government-Roadkill-Prevention.html

Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
(850) 488-7146
Email the Governor

Florida Department of Transportation
Secretary Ananth Prasad, Professional Engineer
1109 S MARION AVE
LAKE CITY,  FL  32025-5874
(386) 758-3700

Another Florida Panther has died as a result of being hit by a vehicle, making it 9 deaths 2013, six from collisions. Last year, 25 died,- most from vehicle strikes. The most recent was a 10 year old breeding female. Scientists estimate there may be as few as 100 Florida panthers left, making it one of the most critically endangered animals in the world.


In Colorado, the Department of Transportation has been testing a security technology on highways that has successfully decreased wildlife-vehicle collisions by 38 percent.


The technology, (formerly used for prison and airport security), activates electronic signs to warn drivers by detecting wildlife along highways by using a cable buried underground that transmits information to a sensor- and then to drivers, letting them know wilflife is nearby.


With collison stikes being the main cause of Florida Panter deaths, (nearly 1/4 of the population), we ask Florida to use the new technology that has been used in Colorado to save the Florida Panther from extinction.


SOURCE:http://www.govtech.com/transportation/Dirty-Jobs-in-Government-Roadkill-Prevention.html


Office of Governor Rick Scott
State of Florida
The Capitol
400 S. Monroe St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001
(850) 488-7146
Email the Governor


Florida Department of Transportation
Secretary Ananth Prasad, Professional Engineer
1109 S MARION AVE
LAKE CITY,  FL  32025-5874
(386) 758-3700

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