Winter Ahead, Watch out for Elk

elkPicked up the Helsinki Times, the weekly English language newspaper here in Finland. Front page headline screams, Shorter Autumn Days Increase Risk of Elk Collisions followed by 600 words on the dangers of driving when the elk are out and about as the days grow shorter.

Riveting sections such as “Tips on avoiding collisions” and a detailed inquiry into the number of elk collisions and how there has been a slight reduction Year-on-Year poured over as if it was a key economic indicator, “Last year more than 500 deer were hit in low-speed areas with limits of 40-60 kilometers per hour,”

Armed with that useful information I turn to the next of of the two front page stories of the week. Car-Free Day Revs up for Action.

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