Lawmakers seek safe passage on highways for wildlife, drivers


By Elizabeth Miller

February 7, 2019
Drive a rural highway, particularly in the colder months and at dusk or after dark, and the primary road game often comes down to dodging deer.

Each year, drivers lose that fight, and vehicles collide with animals at least 1,600 times, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation. The department estimates that tally of officially reported accidents under represents the problem by half. Read more.