This particular road is in the middle of a large industrial complex. I’ll admit, my primary motivation for stopping was for the photo opp, but I figured he wouldn’t complain about not being run over by an 18-wheeler. I snapped another shot of him in the road, while there wasn’t any traffic coming, and then moved him over to the walking path right next to the road.
Don’t worry. No turtles were harmed in the making of this photo, unless turtles have egos.