Roo deaths sparks warning for Bundy drivers

Residents in Bundaberg have called for kangaroo warning signs to be installed along a busy stretch of road in Woongarra.

News Mail has reported residents are concerned following a spate of dead roos being found along Elliot Heads Road throughout the year.

RACQ’s Lauren Ritchie said the State’s peak motoring body supported the idea for safety improvements, urging motorists to take extra care in any area known for high levels of animal activity.

“Animals can be unpredictable and if busy roads are seeing a real problem with kangaroos, then providing motorists with warning signs can only be a good thing,” Ms Ritchie said.

“Unfortunately we’re seeing lives lost all across Australia because of kangaroo strikes so drivers need to know this is a real problem.

“Motorists should be aware rural Queensland roads have a high risk of animal strikes with animals grazing on the sides of roads, particularly in the dry winter season.

“Dusk and dawn are particularly busy times for animal activity and we advise drivers on long trips in rural areas to avoid travelling during these periods if possible.”