Peak times for animal collisions

DRIVERS are being urged to take greater care on the roads as the risk of animal collisions rises. 

Research shows such incidents peak in autumn, with kangaroos the most likely animal to be struck. 

Benalla has the fifth highest number of collisions in Victoria, while Wangaratta ranks 20th

Wodonga is ranked 27th in the state. 

More than 80 per cent of collisions involve kangaroos, followed by wombats, cattle, wallaby and sheep. 

The research was conducted by AAMI insurance.