This Initative Aims to Make Animals More Visible to Drivers at Night

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 5, 2015
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The 'Dartmoor Livestock Protection Society (DLPS)' initiative is a unique project that aims to make livestock more visible to drivers at night. In rural parts of the English countryside, many animals have been killed or injured by nighttime drivers. This project aims to prevent future incidents by making the animals more visible in the darkness.

The DLPS project involves coating livestock in a reflective paint that makes the animals more visible to drivers. The paint used is designed to glow-in-the-dark, which causes the animal to become illuminated when caught in the path of a vehicle's headlights. The animals are not completely covered in the paint, but they are branded with a stripe across or around their bodies. The project aims to protect the animals and drivers from potentially fatal accidents.

The unique project demonstrates one of the eco-friendly ways farmers are attempting to keep their livestock safe.