Drivers try to trust a warning November 21, 2011 Colorado

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Drivers try to trust a warning November 21, 2011 Colorado, The Durango Herald, Shane Benjamin 

... an experimental wildlife-detection system ... to warn drivers about deer and elk ... will be used in other locations in Southwest Colorado.... Underground cables running the length of both sides of the highway detect changes in the Earth’s electromagnetic field when wildlife cross the wire, which triggers the lighted signs.... CDOT officials acknowledge the pilot program had numerous false positives – alerts to drivers when no wildlife is present – during its first two years of testing. They say the system now functions well... “Nothing beats a tall fence.” [local driver]

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