The speed limit is 35 miles per hour (60 km/h), due to curves, wildlife and tourists. One might see stopped vehicles in the road either enjoying the wildlife or just turning to stop at an overlook. Bicycles, vehicles, and pedestrians share the road. There are also deer, bear, and other wildlife, which may appear and cross the road without warning. These all require extra precaution. The speed limit within the park is strictly enforced by park police.
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