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December 3, 2022

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I feel sick about the koala deaths on our roads and am totally on board with slowing down for wildlife. However, it gets a little stressful when you are going 80km/h in a 100km/h zone for example and someone is tailgating you, which unfortunately seems to be the norm lately. 

I think it would be safer to change the speed limit if we are really serious about saving the wildlife.

Deborah Heath, Lennox Head


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  1. Yes I totally support Deborah’s comments re Koala road deaths. We are Koala rescuers & most often when we have reduced our speed at night some idiot (s) Over take us. This happens so often that especially during spring/summer we try not to venture out at night due to our stress levels. Just recently a Koala was found in the Main Street of Bangalow & several weeks ago we went to rescue a Koala behind the Bangalow school right at the oval where the markets are held. More & more so we are finding confused & frightened Koalas searching for ‘lost’ habitat. Many are seriously unwell & can’t be saved. This is totally heart breaking for those of us who are faced with this tragic reality all too often. In fact we LOVE our pot holes , as without these hinderances on our roads drivers would be driving even faster & killing more of our precious but diminishing wildlife .

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