Rising roo risk for WA drivers
Animal collisions have increased by 26 per cent in the last calendar year according to new claims data from SGIO
Kangaroos still top the list of animals most likely to be involved in a road accident, followed by dogs, wombats, cattle and cats.
- If you see an animal on or near the road, you should try and brake, but not swerve to avoid a collision;
- Reduce your speed inside sign-posted wildlife areas;
- If you hit an animal, call the Fauna Rescue of South Australia on (08) 8289 0896. If there is a road hazard please also call the Police.
- If you stop to check on the animal please ensure you do so in a safe place, away from incoming traffic. Be mindful of your safety and that of other motorists;
- If you hit a kangaroo and you are certain it has died, check the pouch for joeys. Fauna Rescue SA can provide information on rescuing joeys if any are found.
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* Based on SGIO Comprehensive Car Insurance claims data for the 2012 calendar year.
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