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Animal Collisions peak in winter

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

AAMI Insurance statistics show that more animal collisions occur in winter. Please look out for wildlife on our roads, read our wildlife road awareness information  & download WIRES free rescue app so that you have wildlife emergency advice and contact numbers at hand.

Examination of almost 20,000 claims reported in 2015 shows that animal collisions peak in the period between June and August, and surge in July, posing a serious danger to both drivers and animals.

AAMI spokesperson, Michael Mills says “Shorter days during winter mean we’re on the roads more at times when animals are on the move, and combined with poor weather conditions and reduced visibility, make the chances of hitting an animal more likely.”