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Old 02-11-2013, 03:42 AM   #103
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Originally Posted by GMess View Post
Colleague had a ShooRoo on a Subaru Outback. He ran a basic, replicated research trial where he ran the same section of road between Morven and Augathella in both directions, at dawn and dusk, over many days with the device on and off.
He counted the numbers of roos that moved towards the road and and the numbers that moved away from the road as well as the numbers that just stayed where they were. When he ran a statistical analysis of the data the ShooRoo made no significant difference to roo behaviour.
When we look at roo strikes across all our field staff of around 30 people averaging 50,000 km per year over the last 25 years the only valid correlation we can make is against the age of the driver.
He certainly picked a good section of road for that trial, that's deadly Roo country through there. On another note the main roads did a trial here near Bark'y just out of town. They placed guide posts at 3 meter centers with reflectors on all sides so the head lights would hit them at any angle. The death rate quadroupled so they canned it quick. i have had real good success at using my very bright indicator lights to make them jump away from the road.
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