Here's Another Horrific Reminder Of Why The Moose Test Is A Thing

The infamous Swedish Moose Test can make or break sales in certain parts of the world. It aims to re-create what could happen if a moose suddenly appeared in your path, and you needed to make an emergency maneuver. We’ve already seen this sort of thing once before, but in case you missed it the first time, here’s another reminder of why it’s so important.

It’s mainly because moose tend to be so large that they crush the car, imperiling the lives of the human occupants inside. And also, the poor moose is dead.


There was a child in the car that sustained minor injuries, according to a Google Translated version of the Finnish description, but they were able to walk away from the incident.

The moose test isn’t only applicable to places where there are moose, it’s applicable everywhere a driver might need to make a sudden evasive action. (So really, just everywhere.)


Of course, the moose test only works when a driver can make the right maneuver. Pay attention out there.

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can we get a gruesome tag on this or something? it’s lunch time on the east coast and I really didn’t want to see a moose being hit, flying through the air with excrement and blood spewing out while I was eating my sandwich.