Dear Merchant or interested sponsor:
Coalition for Animals’ are soliciting businesses for money to
install Strieter-Lite highway warning reflector system in
Hillsborough. Strieter-Lite roadside wildlife reflectors have
reduced animal-vehicle collisions from 60 to 90 percent and in
some locations of New Jersey 100% reduction has been noted. We
are installing these wildlife reflectors in the high auto/deer
accident areas of Hillsborough along the State, County and
Wildlife warning highway reflectors are designed for
installation along the edges of roadways to divert headlights of
approaching vehicles at right angles into the surrounding
terrain. The purpose of the reflector is to reflect light from
the headlights of moving vehicles, thereby preventing wildlife
from crossing the road until the vehicle has passed. The
reflectors consist of a plastic housing, which contains two
reflective mirrors with plastic torical elements, which reflect
light from approaching traffic traveling in one or two
directions into the adjoining roadsides. You can learn more
about the Strieter-Lite Reflectors by going to their web site at
Coalition for Animals (CFA) is a 501(c) (3); community based
non-profit organization. CFA acts as an umbrella organization
for a number of grass-root groups for networking and sharing
resources. CFA strives to educate, promote respect and
protection for all sentient creatures, wild
and domestic, local and global. We advocate a humane lifestyle
and sharing the environment with all animals in peace and
harmony. All contributions for the wildlife reflectors
and signs are tax-deductible.
We are talking about saving lives, preventing property damage
and lowering insurance claims. Strieter-Lite statistics show
that many more accidents could be prevented if their product was
used. If there was even one less accident because
Strieter-Lite reflectors were installed, the product would
certainly pay for itself.
These reflectors are less expensive compared to the cost of auto
collisions and the cost of removing dead deer from the side of
the road as well as less calls for the Police Department to
respond to. Strieter-Lite wildlife reflectors each cost $18.00.
Approximately 200 reflectors are required to install one mile.
We are asking for your support to donate any amount of money
toward purchasing and installing reflectors. The average cost
for purchasing and installing one mile of reflectors is
approximately $7,000. - $9,000.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority installed Strieter-Lite
Reflectors in 1999, to ensure the safety of its patrons and
NJ’s wildlife. The system was evaluated over a two-year
period, between September 1999 and March 2001, to determine its
effectiveness. There were zero collisions, a 100% reduction
rate. The NJ Turnpike Authority developed a cost/benefit
analysis for a 20-year period.
In addition, a 19-page independent statistical analysis of the
effectiveness of Strieter-Lite Wild Animal Highway Warning
Reflector System was compiled on 53 sites located in Canada and
the United States including New Jersey. Examining the reported
rate of accidents before and after the installation of the
reflectors, the analysis shows the reflectors are effective.
Your support would go a long way toward helping our town of
Hillsborough reduce auto/deer collisions.
If you would like to discuss the proposal further or would like
more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at (908)
Thank you in advance for your