"Watch for moose...." Turku Local Custom Tip by Laura_Mexico

Turku Local Customs: 28 reviews and 27 photos

  Moose can be found within 4,4 Km.....
by Laura_Mexico

These signs are set up by Finnish (and Swedish) authorities on the roads around woody areas where moose are usually seen and could potentially cause an accident when crossing the road. There are many kilometers of roads protected by a metallic mesh that does not allow the animals to get close to the road, but this cannot be done everywhere and there are some stretches of road which are left unprotected. And if the authorities fail to make the drivers aware of this so that they can be extra careful in these areas and (unfortunately) there happens to be an incident, the authorities would be the ones to blame AND would have to pay for it. So they make sure there are signs put up everywhere! This was very interesting for me to know, as we don't have these animals in Mexico, and much less the authorities' concern about our safety! LOL....

I got a bunch of pictures taken with one of these traffic signs, please read the next tip for the whole story as well as a funny thing I happened to learn about them!

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  • Updated Feb 1, 2008
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