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2009-01-05 17:50:14

An Alaska non-profit is suggesting methods of protecting moose on roads, including crosswalks with flashing lights and groomed trails to feedlots. The president of the Alaska Moose Federation, Gary Olson, met with state Department of Transportation officials in Fairbanks to discuss methods of keeping moose away from the roads, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported Monday. Everybody loves moose and they taste a lot better when they're not marinated with antifreeze, Olson said. One of the...

2008-08-02 12:00:23

By Pat Reavy Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE -- In an effort to make motorists more aware of pedestrians and to increase safety for people crossing busy streets, police here Wednesday conducted a special crosswalk-enforcement effort. For four hours, South Salt Lake police officer Swen Heinberg, dressed in shorts and flip-flops, crossed 2700 South at 430 East, in a crosswalk. Standing in the shadows away from the street were two officers observing, keeping track of the violations and radioing...

2008-07-31 09:00:47

By Pat Reavy Deseret News SOUTH SALT LAKE -- In an effort to make motorists more aware of pedestrians and to increase safety for people crossing busy streets, police here Wednesday conducted a special crosswalk enforcement effort. For four hours, South Salt Lake police officer Swen Heinberg, dressed in shorts and flip-flops, crossed 2700 South at 430 East, in a crosswalk. Standing in the shadows away from the street were two officers observing, keeping track of the violations and radioing...

2007-01-03 14:54:18

PHOENIX (AP) - A experimental electronic "crosswalk" designed to keep Arizona's animals and drivers safe will begin operating east of Payson for the first time this month. The high-tech crossing is part of an extensive system of wildlife underpasses and electrified fencing along a three-mile stretch of Arizona 260 about seven miles east of Payson. The fences funnel the creatures to places where they can cross under the road, or, to the electronic crossing. The crossing uses infrared cameras...

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2004-12-01 08:24:34

TOKYO (AP) -- Equipped with a tiny camera, a high-tech device that recognizes the white stripes of a pedestrian crosswalk and reads traffic lights could tell a blind person when it's safe to cross the street, researchers say. The electronic eye, being developed at Kyoto Institute of Technology, could one day be adapted for broader use to help the blind or visually impaired get around without a walking stick or seeing-eye dog. Tested in a lab by Tadayoshi Shioyama and Mohammad Shorif Uddin,...


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