Dubbo is on top of a 2019 list of hotspots in NSW for collisions between animals and motor vehicles.
NRMA Insurance released the list this week when it declared animal-related collisions peaked during June, July and August.
It reports of more than 13,000 collisions in NSW last year involving animals, with more than 85 per cent of them kangaroos.
The list has Dubbo at the top with 236 collisions involving animals followed by Armidale with 162.
Mudgee is next with 136 followed by Goulburn with 132 and Muswellbrook with 111.
NRMA Insurance researcher Chris Emerson is warning drivers to keep a lookout for wildlife, particularly with "many Australians taking to the roads this weekend".
"As travel restrictions ease and people are eager to head out of town to see our beautiful state, drivers are reminded to stay alert at all times, take note of any signage about local wildlife and slow down, particularly if driving at dawn and dusk," he said.
"Animals are unpredictable and can appear out of nowhere so it's important to slow down and be aware of your environment especially when you're driving on roads that aren't familiar.
"Colliding with a kangaroo is not only traumatic for the driver and the animal, it also causes considerable damage to cars and can also result in serious injury."
Mr Emerson said the majority of collisions with animals occurred on country roads.
"How you react when you see a kangaroo on the road can potentially save lives, so it's important to remain vigilant," he said.
"If you see an animal on the road while driving, try to brake, but don't swerve to avoid it because you could collide with another car."
NRMA Insurance tips for avoiding a collison with an animal include taking "extra caution" and not being on the road at dawn, dusk and in darkness.
It reports animals are "more active" at night and and lack of light makes it more difficult to see them.
Drivers are encouraged to reduce the speed of their vehicles inside signposted wildlife areas and in the event of seeing a kangaroo "brake but not swerve to avoid a collision".
In the event of a collision and if safety permits, drivers should try to move animals off the road and make contact with a veterinarian or the likes of WIRES, according to NRMA Insurance.