In 2010, the number of cars on the world’s roads surpassed one billion. As a result snake populations are increasingly threatened by vehicular traffic. One of the best ways to save the snakes is by slowing down when driving. The next best way to save the snakes is to tell others to “Brake For Snakes!” brake-for-snakesWith the purchase of a Brake For Snakes sticker, you will have an opportunity to raise awareness for snakes on roads, support snake conservation efforts and be part of a global movement to protect snakes populations.

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Price: $4.95
Size: 3 x 3in (7.62 x 7.62cm)
Shipping: FREE anywhere in the USA (International? Contact us.)
Please allow up to two weeks for delivery.

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Brake For Snakes stickers are printed on high-quality vinyl sticker paper with a durable, weather-resistant UV coating so your sticker can withstand the elements. You can raise awareness and save the snakes for thousands of miles. Plus, 100% of proceeds go towards our snake conservation efforts in India!

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A diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox) basks on a road in Arizona.

Why do snakes get run over by cars?

1. Snakes need heat and roads are warm.
Snakes are ectotherms or “cold-blooded”, meaning they are dependent on external temperatures to regulate their body heat. Roads are generally exposed to the sun and quickly heat up in the early morning and retain that heat far into the night. Unfortunately, this ends in disaster as many snakes are run over by vehicles as they attempt to heat themselves.

2.  Snakes use roads too!
Snakes are forced to cross roads because roads divide forests, wetlands and many other habitats that snakes call home. As a snake is crossing the road, be it day or night, they are often struck by oncoming traffic.

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Whether basking on a warm road or simply crossing it, snakes are often killed by vehicles.

Four Ways Brake For Snakes Stickers Save Snakes

Stickers on vehicles have long been useful and powerful to raise awareness for a variety of campaigns and causes. In today’s digital world you might wonder if stickers are still effective tools for wildlife conservation efforts. They absolutely are, and here’s why.

1.  Brake For Snakes Stickers can reach thousands of people

A single sticker on a vehicle has the potential to reach hundreds of people per day, thousands of people per week, and perhaps even millions of people over years, depending on how many miles it’s driven and traffic density. That is an incredible amount of awareness!

2. Brake For Snakes stickers command attention

Whether you’re in traffic or parked in your neighborhood, people will notice your Brake For Snakes sticker. What better way to direct attention than a polite ask of your fellow commuters to slow down and watch for wildlife on the roads. As humans we crave interesting scenery, which is why the most creative bumper stickers are next to impossible to ignore.

3.  Brake For Snakes stickers last a long time

Printed with the highest quality of materials, we made sure these stickers last. Brake For Snakes stickers are printed on high-quality vinyl sticker paper with a durable, weather-resistant UV coating so your sticker can withstand the elements. You can raise awareness and save the snakes for thousands of miles.

4.  Your purchase of a Brake For Snakes sticker literally saves lives in India

In recent years, there has been an unprecedented rise in snake road kills due to increased vehicular traffic in South India. Save The Snakes has been documenting dead snakes run over by vehicles almost every day across the Eastern Ghats. While it is true that your sticker will undoubtedly raise awareness for snakes in your part of the world, 100% of all the proceeds are directed for our snake conservation efforts in India.

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Vehicle strike is a major threat for King Cobras in the Eastern Ghats.

Click here to purchase a Brake For Snakes sticker today. Spread the word. Save The Snakes. Small Buy Now Button

The least I can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves.
– Dr. Jane Goodall

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Snakes around the world, like this Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus), must cross roads as they travel through their home range

Brake For Snakes Report: Tell us about your activism!

Have you recently purchased a Brake For Snakes Sticker? Why did you decide to put it on your car? How was the response for other drivers? Tell us about your experience!  We would also love to see a photo of your vehicle with your Brake for Snakes sticker.

You can further help Save The Snakes by donating, volunteering or spreading the word about our snake conservation efforts. Thank you for your support of Save The Snakes!