"Watch out for reindeer!" Sweden Transportation Tip by lukky

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If you are going on a road trip in the northern parts of Sweden, watch out for reindeer on the road! While elks are more dangerous to hit with your car because they are bigger, reindeer are dangerous because they don't just dash across the road like elks do, they walk _along_ the road or even on it.

A black plastic bag attached to one of the snow sticks along the road is a warning that a flock of reindeer is grazing in the area. But even if there are no warning signs, you should still pay attention to the sides of the road. Look out for tracks in the snow during winter, or the headlights of the car reflecting in the eyes of the animals if it's dark.

Reindeer are not the brightest animals in the world, because if they are standing on the road and a car is approaching, they will not always move out of the way. Honking the horn doesn't always help either. The best way is just to slow down and wait until the reindeer move off the road...

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  • Written Jul 15, 2005
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