Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 6:15 PM ET

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National Audio 6:15 PM ET

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NAT075 - (EU-Finland-Reindeer-App) ROVANIEMI, Finland. x-16s. There's good news for Rudolph and his reindeer friends. An app is helping reduce the number of reindeer killed in traffic accidents in Finland. The smartphone app called "Porokello" -- which is Finnish for "Reindeer Bell" -- allows drivers to tap their smartphones to register any reindeer spotted near roads. The app uses G-P-S technology to create a two-kilometre warning zone for the next hour. This local business leader says accidents with vehicles hitting reindeer are costly for everyone. ("..into the collision.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: The app seems to be working. Last month there were 300 fewer reindeer accidents on the roads of Finnish Lapland compared with the same month in 2015. …

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