Why this mountain goats need traffic lights?


Funny picture of mountain goats stuck in traffic.

Wild animal crossings have long been a potential danger both for motorists and for animals.

The French nature magazine Terre Sauvage reports that in view of the numerous accidents caused by animals crossing forest roads at night, technicians from the National Office of Forests have come up with a surprising discovery.

Animals stop for red lights!

Experiments have shown that the frequency of red light has the effect of temporarily paralyzing animals.

Along forest roads in France, red reflectors that capture the light from the headlights of oncoming vehicles have now been installed, but instead of reflecting the light back toward the motorists, it is reflected into the forest.

Before leaping onto the roadway, the animals now wait until the light has disappeared.