Watch out for roos

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

CITY of Swan rangers have col­lected 165 dead kan­ga­roos in­volved in col­li­sions with ve­hi­cles in the City in the first six months of 2018.

This in­cludes 25 dead kan­ga­roos col­lected along Mid­land Road in Hazelmere near the new Bush­mead de­vel­op­ment.

The City is in dis­cus­sions with Main Roads WA about in­stalling more wildlife warn­ing signs on roads through­out the City.

Mayor David Lu­cas urged mo­torists to take care when driv­ing.

“Kan­ga­roos pose a sig­nif­i­cant threat to driver safety and driv­ers must ex­er­cise cau­tion, es­pe­cially at night,” he said.

“Speed is a ma­jor con­sid­er­a­tion and driv­ers should ap­ply a com­mon sense ap­proach, par­tic­u­larly in ru­ral ar­eas where there are large kan­ga­roo pop­u­la­tions.”

In­creas­ing aware­ness and re­mind­ing driv­ers to ex­er­cise ex­tra cau­tion is one of the mea­sures avail­able to lo­cal au­thor­i­ties in help­ing to re­duce the col­li­sion risk.

Data from the City’s waste ser­vices and Po­lice crash re­ports will help de­ter­mine lo­ca­tions re­quir­ing ad­di­tional sig­nage, warn­ing driv­ers of in­creased kan­ga­roo ac­tiv­ity.

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