Motorists are being warned to be on high alert for wildlife, with winter the highest risk time for animal collisions.
RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said more than one third of animal collisions occurred during the cooler months.
“Our insurance data shows over the past three years June, July and August had significantly more claims for crashes involving animals than any other period,” Ms Clinton said.
ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER THIS ADVERTISEMENT
Ms Clinton said motorists needed to drive to the conditions to reduce the risk of collisions.
“If you’re driving in an area where animals could be present, slow down and take note of any signage about local wildlife,” she said.
“Avoid driving at dawn and dusk when animals are out foraging. With less green grass available in winter time, animals are often seen on the roadside looking for food.”