Incidence of Intentional Vehicle–Reptile Collisions

  title={Incidence of Intentional Vehicle–Reptile Collisions},
  author={E. Paul Ashley and Amanda Kosloski and Scott A. Petrie},
  journal={Human Dimensions of Wildlife},
  pages={137 - 143}
The impact of vehicles on certain reptile species is well documented and population consequences of associated mortality from collisions with vehicles can be significant. Whether such collisions by motor vehicle drivers are intentional has been speculated on but not studied. The authors documented the response of motor vehicle drivers to a fake turtle, fake snake, an item frequently found on the road (i.e., disposable cup), and an inconspicuous control. Response was documented as a hit, miss… 

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