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Animal strikes are ‘vital’ crash statistics

Motorcycles hitting kangaroos and other native fauna and livestock should be noted as a separate crash cause in road toll statistics, according to a motorcycle campaigner. Independent Riders’ Group spokesman Damien Codognotto points out that “animal strikes”  are “seriously under-reported road hazards”. “Last week a couple died hitting a tree after avoiding a kangaroo,” he …

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How to avoid becoming roadkill

While most riders love seeing amazing wildlife on their ride, almost every rider has a story about creating or almost becoming roadkill. According to Suncorp crash claims data, the kangaroo, wallaby and pademelon (yes, that’s right!) are the biggest enemy of riders accounting for 70% of all crashes with animals. Cows, sheep and other livestock …

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