D Matthew, Wilsons Creek
Having moved to Wilsons Creek for the beautiful and rich wildlife, it is with dismay that I continue to see splattered wildlife on the roads almost daily.
As a slow driver, I am regularly harassed by fast local drivers who need to drive at maximum speed with scant regard for safety of others or wildlife.
There seems to be a contradiction between the desire of some ‘nature lovers’, ‘alternative’ or ‘conscious’ folk who (apparently) live here for the nature, but when behind the wheel become crazed speed freaks, with collisions becoming collateral damage for their hurried lifestyle choice.
It’s so simple to slow down on country roads and give the wildlife a chance. You still get there at about the same time and so does the wildlife!
With the recent announcement that up to 80 per cent of remaining NSW koalas may have been wiped out by the fires, surely this is the time to protect what is left?
Imagine killing one of the last koalas to save just one minute on your journey time! I have written a closing rhyme to speeding drivers:
Love living in nature?
Then please slow down.
Don’t give a Toss?
Then move back to town!