Electric barrier turns wildlife away from traffic

Posted by Christine, March 1, 2011

Caltrans is implementing an innovative way to reduce the number of wild animals killed by cars at the top of the Cuesta Grade.

The agency has installed electrified pads on four roads near Tassajara Creek that deter large animals from entering the Highway 101 corridor. The pads administer a mild shock to any animal that steps on them.

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