As with all wild animals in the UK wild boar, from time to time, cross busy roads. There are certain times of the year when accidents are most likely; a couple examples are:
While it is very unlikely you will hit a wild animal with your car/motorbike/lorry etc., it can, and does, happen. Section 170 of the Road Traffic Act 1980 (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1988/52/section/170) states there is a duty to report an accident and that a driver must stop when involved in an accident by which ‘damage is caused to an animal other than an animal in or on that vehicle’.
We have put together some guidelines, which relate to all wild animals, to help you minimise the risk of hitting an animal on the road and if the worst happens you are not in any further danger.
To help avoid wild animals on the road:
If you do hit an animal on the road:
These are only guidelines, based on our local knowledge, you need to adjust your driving accordingly to the area and roads you travel and hopefully you will never need this information.