Tag: roadkill

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Oct 25, 2012

Roadkill: The Tragedy That No One Talks About

Jim Motavalli

It's not immediately clear how many animals die in the U.S. every year from collisions with cars, but it's safe to say that the numbers are in the millions. And aside from a few salamander tunnels, we're not doing much about it.


Interview about Volvo's animal detection and avoidance system
Sep 17, 2012

I Spy... Volvo's Animal Avoidance System (about Two Years Down the Road)

Kieran Lindsey

Frequently find yourself eye-to-eye with Bullwinkle? Car Talk’s Wildlife Guru reports on a unique, new safety feature that just might prevent an accident.

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Airbag light on after hitting armadillo
Aug 01, 2009

Today: could an armadillo set off an airbag?!

Dear Car Talk

I drive a 2004 Hyundai Elantra that was bought used, and I don't know the history of the vehicle. Last evening, I unavoidably ran over a fairly large armadillo. It was big enough, and the car sits low enough, that it...

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