City of Swan calls for action after kangaroos killed by cars

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

The City is in discussions with Main Roads Western Australia (MRWA) about installing additional 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.

“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.