[The Hwankyung Ilbo] The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport announced that it will enforce the 'Guideline for the investigation and management of animal road accidents (road kills)' on May 28 to reduce wild animal accidents on the roads.
Despite the government's ongoing efforts to prevent animal road accidents, the number of wild animals dying from road accidents every year on roads is increasing. Roadkill was 3,174 on national highways in 2012, but by 2017 it has tripled to 15,436.
This guideline is about integrating roadkill accident investigation conducted by the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime into a road management agency, and is characterized by introducing a research method that utilizes a location information based application.
Accumulated information and statistics are used as basic data for the preparation of the reduction measures according to the local characteristics, and it is also provided to the navigation companies, which will help prevent accident.
The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will continue to cooperate with each other in order to prevent accidents and reduce the number of animal road kill.
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