AAMI handled an average of 500 animal collision claims per month last summer, but nearly 700 animal collision claims per month last winter. Over the past year, Canberra/Queanbeyan and the Hunter have proven the nation’s hotspots for animal collision claims.
Colliding with an animal can result in serious damage or injury. Even if the driver is unharmed, knowing they’ve injured or killed an animal is a highly distressing experience.
"A brush with a galah might give your heart a jump, but leave you and your car otherwise unscathed. But a roo suddenly appearing in your passenger seat via the windscreen, as happened to one of our customers, can give you a hell of a fright and really inflict some serious damage," said Mr Aitchison.
"There is a reason it’s called wildlife - it’s unpredictable," he concluded. "Animals are not taught to ‘look right, look left and look right again’ before crossing the road, so slow down and be aware of the environment you’re driving in."
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