AAMI’s top tips for keeping clear of Skippy:
If you notice road kill, slow down and pay extra attention as this is often a sign of wildlife in the area.
If you see an animal on the road, slow down and brake, but avoid swerving. It is far less dangerous to keep driving and damage your vehicle than swerve to avoid it and collide with another vehicle or tree.
Be extra vigilant when driving at dawn, dusk or night because this is when animals are most active.
If you have a crash or near-miss collision with an animal, flash your headlights to warn other drivers that there is danger ahead.
Keep your local wildlife rescue service emergency number on hand in case an animal is injured.