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Wild Animal Law of Canada


Highway Traffic Act (Newfoundland)

(current to 01 May 2016)
Note Re Application of the Highway Traffic Act ('HTA')
The HTA applies within the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It has only one provision that relates to wild animals.
The full current text of this legislation (including regulations) may be viewed at the Newfoundland statute website.


The Highway Traffic Act, while regulating domestic animals being ridden or used in haulage on roads, has only one provision that can bear on wildlife. This provision requires that a "driver of a motor vehicle shall, when upon a highway and approaching an animal, take reasonable precaution to avoid frightening the animal" [HTA 139].
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