Warn­ing on kan­ga­roos

Ellenbrook Advocate - - NEWS -

THE City of Swan has urged mo­torists to watch out for kan­ga­roos af­ter a rise in the num­ber of col­li­sions in­volv­ing kan­ga­roos.

Mayor David Lu­cas said in the first six months of this year, the City col­lected 165 dead kan­ga­roos that had been hit by cars, com­pared with 138 kan­ga­roos for the whole of last year.

He said the City and Main Roads were con­sid­er­ing in­stalling ad­di­tional wildlife warn­ing signs on roads through­out the City.

“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.”

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