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In Kerala, automobiles should be stopped if a turtle or a toad/frog or hen or snake or duck or mongoose etc, cross the road, till it passes, to avoid penalty. Keralites observes this rule religiously, otherwise someone will invariably note their Regn. No. and call the patroling traiffic wardens in case their vehicles crush these privileged lots. Is this information funny to you?

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Asked by jim elzabad, 09 May '11 08:30 pm
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No I don't find this information funny and in Kerala I feel the traffic is travelling at a slow enough speed whereby it can safely stop without endangering other traffic. I am comparing this to the UK where road traffic is fast. If you've hit an animal on the road and it's still alive then you must call the police so they can get a vet out to the scene. There is no legal requirement to report a road accident involving a wild animal or a cat to the Police; however, accidents involving pigs, cattle, goats, sheep, horses and dogs have to be reported. Because of fast motorways we see dead wild animals on the road everyday, mainly foxes, badgers and deer - it is very distressing. Animals such as badgers stick to their old runs and when redevelopment takes place they still cross roads where they used to even if the open countryside is now a town and that is how they get killed.
Answered by Janis, 09 May '11 10:22 pm

 
  
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Yes its funny and v live in a funny country were human life is of lesser value than these creepers.....infact one needs real courage to travel in a KSRTC and da constant travelers shud certainly b given bravery award..
Answered by beena john, 09 May '11 08:42 pm

 
  
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Not only in Kerala , all over India such a law and punishment exists where wild life animal cross. There is a village in Tamilnadu where the villagers do not fire crackers or use loud speakers for it disturb the migratory birds visiting the lake near that village.
Answered by Josna, 09 May '11 08:37 pm

 
  
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It is strange for me to hear such news .In jain and Buddhists settlements such may be the tradition . such places end with Palli ,Karunagapally , chandanapally etc.
Answered by samson aseervatham, 11 May '11 09:32 pm

 
  
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Lex Loci have their values.
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 10 May '11 07:28 pm

 
  
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It is good gesture. I have seen this in US also
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 10 May '11 03:40 pm

 
  
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This is true environment protection of the bio-diversity. Such exciting spirit should prevail all over the country.
Answered by gangadhar dalal, 09 May '11 11:07 pm

 
  
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It doesn't sound funny. This particular system is being observed in most parts of the country to protect and care for the wildlife besides regulating the dense traffic to exercise caution...!
Answered by Dil Se, 09 May '11 10:27 pm

 
  
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That's nice
Answered by FireFly, 09 May '11 09:23 pm

 
  
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Grweart
Answered by conviction, 09 May '11 08:42 pm

 
  
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