Driving at night in an area where wild animals pass through can be very menacing. Sometimes drivers don’t notice them and that can cause fatal accidents. Especially at night where everything is dark and rarely lights are put on the highway. However, Finland has come with a solution. Since many reindeer die almost 4,000 per year, thus causing more than $18 million in damages there. So it was the right time to find a way to save the poor reindeers.
The solution is very simple yet seems to be working out. By spraying the animals with reflective paint so any type of driver can spot them in the dark. While their horns and their fur glow like starlights.
The spray first has been tested on fur but because they wanted 360degree visibility they also added the glowing spray on the reindeer’s antlers too. The association pointed out in one of their interviews that this solution has aroused interest worldwide making it one of the best campaigns abroad. They said, “There are some problems with the durability and utility, but the product development continues.”
Nonetheless, there might be issues but certainly, this is one of the best ideas in this department so far. Now scroll down to see how they implemented the idea. And to see some cute pics of reindeers roaming around at night with their glowing antlers above their head.
More info check: Reindeer Herder’s Association