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Roo rage after latest car crash

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June 06, 2018

THE recent incident where a man was severely injured after a car’s collision with a kangaroo highlights that something more must be done to protect people on local roads, according to NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans.

THE recent incident where a man was severely injured after a car’s collision with a kangaroo highlights that something more must be done to protect people on local roads, according to NSW Member for Murray Austin Evans.

Mr Evans said based on a number of letters received by his office on the issue, he is lobbying government to improve safety.

He said it includes following up on a motion from Murray River Council passed at the 2017 Local Government NSW conference to survey kangaroo numbers with the view to a cull.

The motion was sent to the NSW Government to be enacted, but there has been no progress to date.

Mr Evans said there are other options which can be investigated and enacted much sooner.

‘‘I have made representations to the roads minister and to the environment minister,’’ Mr Evans said.

‘‘The letters I have received make a number of suggestions, because there are some who believe a cull won’t limit numbers in the long term.

‘‘Signs are one option, because as we’ve seen some of the roads around here warrant more than just the standard sign.

‘‘There are also methods of repelling the kangaroos away from the road, which could be in the form of lights or audio.

‘‘In my travels (across the electorate) I have not hit a kangaroo yet, but they are everywhere.

‘‘I am surprised at the size of some of them — they’re monsters.’’

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