Interesting link, Richard, thanks. It looks like your roads are almost paved with road kill wildlife - sad. I didn’t realise that your speed limits are in km/h. 35 equates to 21mph. How many comply
Surely a collision with a grown up kangaroo will result in a big accident and insurance claim.
I once hit a badger at night at about 60mph and the car got shook up a bit - I looked for the badger and it had run off - by some miracle the car wasn’t even scratched. A friend hit one and it took his radiator out among other damage. Around here it’s mainly foxes, badgers, cats and birds that get hit.
Ray the general speed limit is 100km on country roads with some down to 80
Town it's 50 and 60
Generally people comply, but the biggest problem is they don't drive to conditions.
At night they hurtle along country roads at the speed limit but these kangaroo and wallaby are grazing the verges.
They don't stand a chance when they panic and fly smack into a vehicle.
Yes that can lead to very serious damage to cars, even cause serious crashes.
I've hit a few in my time but no damage. I hate night driving in bush areas for that reason and generally slow to about 60kmh.
When I was a Public Servant, Servant of The Crown (a free one, not one of HM's inmates I'll have you know) the Act said us road authority bods were to stop and remove road kill!
Not sure how many complied.
You could picture My Fair Lady, dressed for the office tiptoeing around picking up the pieces and disposing of the carcass!
I'd always have a spade in our tool box and we'd scrape up the mess and heave it off the road where the other wild animals would enjoy a free feed.
So, what type of a wildlife photographer am I. Not one that records that scenario in their lives!