You’re referring to this post on driving over turtles, one of my favorite animals. And one of my favorite conservation charities is the Turtle Survival Alliance (they have a great 2013 calender in their shop!).
I feel you! Sadly it happens up here, too. Every once in a while, some kids are caught blowing up snapping turtles with fire crackers.
Actually, there are simple and cheap ways you can help turtles cross: just ask your mayor or town council to make a turtle crossing. Send a passionate email or write a letter (just friggin do it). Probably takes less time to do than read this tumblr post!
There are two basic designs - a sign (this one is in Maine), which is cheap and doesn’t piss off tax payers. Or a tunnel under a road, which is expensive and really, really pisses off tax payers (it’s turtles vs new teachers/police/road repairs! Aah!).
I suggest adding a fine for any driver caught intentionally swerving to kill an animal. Hard to enforce and catch people, so a very high fine could act as a deterrent rather than a revenue generator for the municipality.
Here’s an example of an “EcoPassage” in Florida designed for turtle and critters to pass without getting crushed. Warning, there are some gnarly pictures…
Thanks for the note!