Motor vehicle: Wildlife accident

Behavioural measures in the event of a wildlife accident.

If injured game, whether alive or already dead, lies on the road, the accident site must be secured as far as possible by a warning triangle and/or hazard warning lights in order to protect the following traffic and to avoid further accidents.

Dead game should only be removed from the roadway if this is possible without endangering one's own person. The killing of an injured animal may only be carried out by an authorized and competent person (for example, the person entitled to hunt). Veterinary treatment is usually ruled out.

Please stay as far away from the injured animal as possible, because with increasing proximity to the injured animal, its stress situation increases.

Hints

Note on the prevention of wildlife accidents - there is an increased risk of accidents:

  • basically morning and evening and
  • in the field/forest transition area.
  • Also in the months of July and August to the rutting of the roe deer.
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