Roadside Naturalist: "Speeding Kills Bears" Signs

August 25, 2012 Posted by: BW - Mather District Volunteer Interpretive Ranger

"Speeding Kills Bears" signs
Speeding Kills Bears sign alongside road

There are seventeen "Speeding Kills Bears" signs along park roads this week, including two between the Big Oak Flat Entrance and Crane Flat. Each year, these signs get placed along roadways where a bear has been hit by a car. They serve as obvious reminders that there is a high frequency of vehicle-animal collisions in Yosemite. July, August, and September are the peak months for bear-vehicle collisions. Please obey speed limits and scan roadsides while driving to ensure the safety of bears and other wildlife.

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Last updated: August 25, 2012

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