The risk of wild animals crossing the road exists throughout Sweden, at all times, all year round. In order to reduce the risk of a wildlife accident happening it is therefore important to know when and where the risk of encountering wild animals on the road is greatest.
When the risk is greatest
- At dawn and dusk, as animals often travel in search of food at those times.
- During snowy winters, as animals often travel using the roads when that is the case.
- During October-December and May-June, as that is when the most wildlife accidents occur.
- During September-October, as that is when the most wildlife accidents with moose occur.
Where the risk is greatest
- Along forest edges.
- Near forest areas with watercourses on one side of the road.
- Where wildlife fences begin and end.
- In clear-felled areas (areas where all trees have recently been cut down).
- After a plough marker with a black plastic bag attached (which means reindeer might be in the area).