As every Alaska driver knows, it's best not to cross paths with a moose when you're barreling down the highway at 50-plus mph. The majestic thousand-pound animals can crumple a car like a tin can.
Alaska is the moose collision capital of the nation. Our state has some of the highest moose-vehicle accident rates in the world. Between 2000 and 2012, there were almost 10,000 collisions statewide. Many occurred in three hotspots: Mat-Su, Anchorage and the Kenai Peninsula.