Proposed Wyoming license plate targets fatal collisions

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CASPER, Wyo A Wyoming lawmaker wants the state to issue a new license plate that would fund efforts to prevent vehicle-animal collisions.

Democratic Rep. Stan Blake of Green River says the wildlife plate would cost $100 for those who want it.

The proceeds would fund overpasses, underpasses, fencing and signs along wildlife migration corridors.

Bill Panos, director of the state transportation department, has said that animal-related collisions account for one in 15 fatal auto crashes in Wyoming.

The Legislative Service Office estimates the bill could generate $50,000 for wildlife conservation efforts over the next three years.