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You hold an unrestricted licence and are driving at 100 km/h in the country and pass this sign. What should you do? You hold an unrestricted licence and are driving at 100 km/h in the country and pass this sign. What should you do?

  • A. Slow down to a speed that will allow you to stop to avoid crashing into farm animals on the road.

  • B. You can continue to drive at 100 km/h if there are fences to stop farm animals from getting on the road.

  • C. For the next 5 kilometres you must not exceed 60 km/h unless you pass an end farm animals speed limit sign.

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    The correct answer is A
     
    Correct. Farm animals may be present - possibly around a blind corner - so it is safest to slow down and be prepared to stop.
     
 
 
 

Livestock on the road

If you come across farm animals on the road and a farmer is present, slow down, be prepared to stop and wait for the farmer's instructions. If it's a flock of sheep or herd of cows coming towards you they will pass around the side of your stationary vehicle. Don't try driving through them because in a large herd, animals might not be able to move out of the way.

stock crossing ahead

If there are crossing points where livestock could be on the road being moved between paddocks, you might see the above sign. 

Drivers must give way to farm animals on the road. It can be a $311 fine and 3 demerit points if you don't and you hit an animal.

If you hit a domestic animal, contact the owner, Police or RSPCA. Injured domestic animals should be taken to the nearest vet or animal shelter.

Should you injure or kill a native or wild animal, try to remove it from the road but take care as some animals carry young in their pouches. Hurt animals can be cared for by the Wildlife and Information Rescue Service (WIRES). Injured animals could attack you - take care if you are approaching one.