A study in Ontario, Canada in 1996 found many reptiles killed on portions of the road where vehicle tires do not usually pass over, which led to the inference that some drivers intentionally run over reptiles.:138 To verify this hypothesis, research in 2007 found that 2.7% of drivers intentionally hit reptile decoys masquerading as snakes and turtles.“Indeed, several drivers were observed speeding up and positioning their vehicles to hit the reptiles”.:142 Male drivers hit the reptile decoys more often than female drivers.:140–141On a more compassionate note, 3.4% of male drivers and 3% of female drivers stopped to rescue the reptile decoys.:140 Sometimes trucks driven in careless manner leads to mortality of wildlife, especially small species, which are sometimes not visible to drivers.
There is a correct way and a less than correct way to move a turtle… conditions at the moment may dictate how you accomplish the task…if there is lots of traffic on the road…