We’re being reminded to be extra vigilant while driving after new data revealed May is the month you’re most likely to encounter wildlife on the road.

AAMI Insurance has crunched the numbers on animal collisions across the ACT and identified the top five hotspot suburbs for animal accidents:

  1. Civic
  2. Belconnen
  3. Hume 
  4. Kambah
  5. Aranda

Kristie Newton from WIRES said as the cooler months begin, there’s generally an increase in activity – particularly from nocturnal wildlife as they cross roads in search of food.

“If you’ve been involved in an accident with wildlife, please pull over where it is safe to check whether the animal is injured.”

“For your own safety never approach an adult kangaroo, even if it’s injured, if it has passed away, check its pouch as young animals will not survive long in these conditions.”

“Keep any rescued joeys warm, ideally wrapped in a blanket, jumper or pillowcase, and keep in a dark and quiet place, calling for assistance as soon as you are able.”


The data also identified the day and time Canberrans are most likely to encounter an animal on the road with Dusk on a Tuesday considered the most dangerous.

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