Take your hand off your horn around cattle

WITH thousands of cattle on the stock route network in the region, Isaac Regional Council is reminding motorists, livestock owners and their drovers to be aware and take care.

Mayor Cr Anne Baker said livestock on roads presented a high risk to the public.

"Motorists can reduce this risk by slowing down and being able to stop or give way when there are animals on the road or roadside."

"Watch out for 'stock crossing' warning signs and slow down and be prepared to stop," she said.

"Be patient and never sound your horn, as this may frighten the animals."

Livestock owners or their representatives require a stock route travel permit from the council when moving livestock over the network.

Cr Baker said livestock owners and their drovers must be vigilant when grazing or moving stock on or along the roadside.

"They must adhere to their permit conditions, including keeping their stock under control at all times and where stock is being moved across a roadway, erecting temporary warning signs."

For more information, contact Isaac Regional Council's stock route control officer on 1300 47 22 27.

Topics:  droving livestock road safety

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