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No signage re Deers, accident prevention

Reported via desktop in the Dead animals category anonymously at 07:51, Friday 11 June 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

There have been 2 deer carcass on the road between Capel St Mary and the Copdock roundabout since Christmas and now another one this week along with a pheasant. Surely there should be signage to alert drivers that deers cross the road. Knowing this happens and signage is not in place surely this would leave you open to negligence if someone was killed as a result of an accident involving wildlife?

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England.

    I appreciate how distressing it can be for our customers to see animal remains lying by the side of the road. We routinely remove such remains when they are found in the live carriageway and always endeavour to repatriate pets if their owners can be identified through microchip implant technology. Animal remains that lie further away from the carriageway itself are more difficult to routinely locate. Such carcasses are therefore only ordinarily removed if they present an ancillary hazard, or danger to public health. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000


    Please quote 21955946 to discuss this matter further.

    Kind regards Highways England

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted anonymously at 15:38, Wednesday 23 June 2021

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