Thursday, November 30, 2006

I Brake For Moose

The Boston Globe reports that your tax dollars funded a study of moose/motor vehicle accidents in Maine (study by the CDC, so it had to be your tax dollars, dear reader in Florida or Ohio).

So why do I brake for Meese? Because they are dangerous. And wicked big ( 7 feet tall and about 1,600 lbs.). Moose were involved in only 15% of the accidents in Maine but accounted for 50% of the injuries and 14 of 17 of the fatalities. So overall, it just seems better to avoid them.

Maine has 29,000 moose. Alaska has more. But ours are better.

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