Sunday, May 5, 2013
Roadkill speed signs are FYI only
Having been identified as a "roadkill blackspot", the Granton section of the Lyell Highway now has a recommended speed limit of 65km/h between dusk and dawn, and a similar overnight reduction may soon apply at Lawitta and on the Gordon River Rd.
The Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources says these are advisory signs only, meaning motorists are not obliged to drive at the lower speed.
Surveys by roadkilltas.com show a high roadkill density on the Lyell Highway for species including bennetts wallabies, Tasmanian devils and brushtailed possums.