Study: 6 Percent of Drivers Swerve to Kill Animals
A NASA scientist conducts an experiment that reveals American drivers' dark side.
Snakes and Spiders... not sure I wouldn't do the same. Turtles... people are sick.
People who say different... we have some lovely little spiders in my part of the country called the "Brown Recluse". If you want them, rather than stomp on them with a shoe (or tire as I would equate), we can ship them your way.
Same goes for the Water Moccasins, Coral Snakes and Rattlers.
I sat beside a group of people at a lunch counter rail in Eureka Lodge, Alaska. They were describing their "hunting experience" of driving their large pickup trucks with a grill guard along the Alaska Highway in the winter when the caribou herd was crossing into that area. They boasted of using their trucks as hunting weapons and that the animals were easy to throw into the back of their truck and take back to Anchorage.
I did call Alaska Department of Fish and Game and report this, not to get them arrested but to remind them to post patrols on the highway. I think that the state troopers are now authorized to help the Fish and Game people to enforce our regulations. It is a rather fine line between hitting an animal accidentally and deliberately running them down. Of course no carcass was left on the highway and all of the meat was recovered according to our laws.
Your opinion is judgemental, discriminatory, stereotypical and quite frankly offending. To classify SUV and truck driver as "backwood, inbred, racist, country folk" seems like a fairly racist and baised view in my opinion. Don't throw rocks when you live in a glass house.
College educated, Animal loving, Urban raised SUV driver
well 6% of drivers must be PSYCHO.
it is one thing to swerve to NOT hit a animal, (clearly a danger to do that). but, to try and hit them?? hmmmm? (N-U-T-S)!!
I am curious to see of the 1,000 vehicles surveyed, how many were trucks/suvs vs cars? Trucks and suv type vehicles sell, both currently and in the past, a higher amount than per car. So, if 800 truck/suvs were polled and only 200, one could not argue that the truck/suv driver is more likely. It's too bad he didn't mention how many of each vehicle went by as it would give us an even better understanding.
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