As the ‘drive hunting season’ begins in Luxembourg on October 14th and continues until December 17th, it is important to be aware of the safety guidelines to ensure the well-being of both hunters and pedestrians. The Ministry of Mobility, along with the Luxembourg Road Safety Association and the Hunting Federation, has collaborated to provide useful information regarding this season.
Drivers should be cautious during hunting season as the risk of wildlife collisions increases, with animals unknowingly approaching nearby roads. To avoid such accidents, motorist are advised to keep a careful eye on the side of the road, especially when driving through forests. Pay particular attention to areas with wildlife warning signs, which indicate the need to adjust driving speed accordingly. If a wild animal is spotted on the road, drivers should slow down, use their horn, and turn on their lights (excluding headlights or flashes). It is crucial to remember that wild animals are usually on the move during this time of year.
In the unfortunate event of a collision becoming inevitable, drivers are advised against swerving. Instead, maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel, brake firmly, and keep the vehicle on its trajectory. If a collision occurs with a deer or a wild boar, the driver should immediately stop the vehicle, put on a yellow vest, and place an emergency triangle to alert the police. It is essential to refrain from handling or moving injured or deceased animals.
Pedestrians are also urged to exercise caution while walking in the forest during the hunting season. Proper signage should be in place to notify pedestrians of areas where hunting is taking place. Additionally, hikers can access geoportail.lu to stay informed about which hunting spots to avoid. This information ensures that both hunters and pedestrians can coexist safely during this season.
Q: What should I do if I encounter wildlife on the road during hunting season?
A: Slow down, use your horn, and turn on your lights (excluding headlights or flashes). Wild animals are often on the move during this time of year.
Q: What should I do if a collision with a wild animal is unavoidable?
A: Maintain a firm grip on the steering wheel, brake firmly, and keep the vehicle on its trajectory. If a collision occurs with a deer or wild boar, stop your vehicle, put on a yellow vest, and place an emergency triangle to alert the police. Do not handle or move the injured or deceased animal.
Q: How can pedestrians stay safe during the hunting season?
A: Pay attention to proper signage indicating hunting areas and avoid those spots. Stay informed about hunting locations through geoportail.lu to ensure a safe walking experience in the forest.
By following these safety guidelines and remaining vigilant, both drivers and pedestrians can have a safer and more enjoyable hunting season in Luxembourg.