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MAC General Manager of Road Safety and Strategic Communications Michael Cornish is reminding all motorists of the need to slow down to 25km when passing a school bus that is collecting or dropping children at the roadside.
“Many country roads have high speed limits and if motorists slow down to 25km when passing a stationary school bus, they reduce the risk of a fatality if a child was to walk onto the road,” he said.
“Parents should remind their children to wait until the bus has gone before crossing the road so that they have a clear view of oncoming traffic in both directions.
“If possible, parents are encouraged to drop and meet their children on the side of the road that the bus drops them off to avoid having them cross the road unaccompanied.”
Motorists must also be aware of children walking and cycling on country roads as many do not have designated footpaths
“It is also essential for drivers to reduce any distractions inside their car so they are alert and can concentrate on the road and their surroundings.”
Slowing down and staying aware is key in keeping regional school children safer on the roads this year.
For more road safety advice please visit www.mac.sa.gov.au
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MAC comprises a diverse mix of people forming a cohesive work environment that embraces new ideas and strategic thinking.
Staff are given the opportunity to continually develop their skills and knowledge to help MAC realise its vision and mission.
MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and result-oriented people who display the characteristics of our core values.
Focused: We strive to achieve planned outcomes in all our activities by an approach to work that is:
- Ethical – being honest and fair
- Diligent – being hardworking and attentive
- Efficient – being professional and well organised
- Innovative – being forward thinking and creative
- Accountable: We are responsible for our actions and delivering on our promises
Teamwork: We make teamwork work by recognising individual talents and being considerate of fellow staff members and partners.
Pride: We take pride in our contribution to MAC for the benefit of South Australian road users.
MAC Acting General Manager, Road Safety, Matthew Hanton had a simple message for all road users; too many people are dying on South Australian roads in crashes that could have been avoided.
“The saddest part is complacency and poor driver behaviour has led to many of this month’s and this year’s fatalities,” he said.
“In the last month alone excessive speed, failure to wear a seatbelt, disobeying simple road rules and inattention have contributed to deaths on our roads.
“Road safety is about each of us taking responsibility for our behaviour – not sometimes, or most of the time, but every single time we get behind the wheel.
“Remember to keep your eyes on the road, always wear a seatbelt, stick to the speed limit and remember, don’t drink or drug drive.
“We’re heading into the festive season so it’s a timely and very poignant wake up call to drivers to either ‘remember’ or ‘be remembered’.
“We all know the fatal five cause crashes on our roads, however some drivers’ complacency sees them continue to flout the law and seriously injure themselves and others, or die as a result of poor decisions.”
MAC’s latest road safety message will air on metropolitan and regional television and radio and across digital mediums.
11 fatalities in 2016 102 fatalities in 2015
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Seatbelts have been around since the 1970’s so it is incomprehensible that people are still dying in road crashes because they failed to wear one.
The Motor Accident Commission’s new strong and simple seatbelt message will soon be appearing across its network of 51 regional billboards.
MAC General Manger of Road Safety Michael Cornish says seatbelts are one of the primary safety features included in vehicles and if worn correctly, substantially reduce the risk of serious injury or death in a crash.
"Wearing a seat belt is one of the simplest and most effective ways of protecting yourself as the driver or passenger, yet in 2014 about 25 per cent of all vehicle occupants killed in road crashes were not wearing one," Mr Cornish says.
MAC research shows that people don’t wear their seatbelt for a multitude of reasons including complacency, discomfort and a perceived unlikelihood of having a crash.
"Wearing a seatbelt doubles your chances of surviving a serious crash, yet despite the benefits shown by road safety research, time and time again too many people do not take the time to ‘buckle up’."
Regional road users are especially vulnerable when it comes to the consequences of not wearing a seatbelt with serious injury as well as fatality figures a major concern.
"For the period 2010 – 2014, 40 per cent of people who died and 8 per cent of people who were seriously injured in rural areas were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash," Michael Cornish says.
This compares with 26 per cent for fatal and 7 per cent of serious injury crashes in metropolitan areas over the same period.
Seatbelts protect everyone in the car. In a crash without a seatbelt, the human body is subject to much greater force, resulting in far more serious injuries or death.
Anyone unrestrained can become a human missile even at relatively low speeds.
Seatbelts save lives - that is why we all must wear one.
If you don’t it could cost you $401 - or worse!
Road Safety Minister Tony Piccolo said the reality was that distraction and inattention result in fatalities and serious injuries.
“Mobile phones are a serious and growing threat to road safety with driver inattention reported as the primary cause in almost 38 per cent of fatal crashes and 52 per cent of serious injury crashes last year,” Mr Piccolo said.
“Some drivers may think they have the skill to check their phones and drive safely, but research shows that mobile phone use while driving impairs reaction time and hazard perception.
“Drivers must give their full attention at all times and using a mobile when driving has been shown to increase the risk of being involved in a crash by at least four times.
“Taking your eyes off the road to use a mobile phone is unacceptably dangerous behaviour and could cost you your life.”
The new campaign, starting today, includes television and radio advertisements, a YouTube video and bus shelter posters.
MAC General Manager of Road Safety Michael Cornish says MAC’s research shows people increasingly believe that using phones while driving is anti-social behaviour but that they are unlikely to alter their behaviour unless caught.
“Drivers are not permitted to touch, hold or rest a phone on their body while driving and being caught doing so will cost you $375 and three demerit points,” Mr Cornish said.
“The fact is if you think you can get away with using your mobile while driving, think again. Everyone can see what you’re doing, including the police - it’s not a good look.
“All road users need to take personal responsibility for their driving. If you cannot avoid the temptation of checking your phone, plan ahead by switching it off and placing it in the boot of your car or glove box.
“If a person wishes to make or receive a call, and needs to touch any part of the phone to do so, that phone must be mounted in a commercially manufactured holder designed for that purpose.
“Learner and P1 drivers are not permitted to use any mobile phone function while driving, including Bluetooth.”
If you live in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) or Maralinga Tjarutja (MT) Lands, the On The Right Track team can help you get a licence.
Driving is a risky and complex task and something that many South Australians do every day. We take all sorts of measures to stay safe on the road, and one of those can be carrying a first aid kit in your car.
A first aid kit can help you to provide some immediate treatment or care following a road crash until emergency services arrive.
There are many different types of first aid kits on the market, including kits made specifically for storage in vehicles. Whichever kit you choose, make sure it’s readily accessible and adequately stocked.
The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) encourages all motorists to drive carefully and follow the road rules - and you can go the extra mile with your safety, by storing a first aid kit in your car.
First aid kits - St John Ambulance - http://www.stjohnsa.com.au/
Volunteering – SA Ambulance Service http://www.saambulance.com.au/
MAC Rescue Helicopter http://mac.sa.gov.au/mac-rescue-helicopter
The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) ensures there is a ratings system which helps you to make safer vehicle choices.
ANCAP provides independent vehicle safety information through the publication of ANCAP safety ratings. ANCAP safety ratings take into account the level of occupant and pedestrian protection provided by new cars through the conduct of physical crash tests and the assessment of collision avoidance technologies.
In each of the physical tests, dummies are used to scientifically measure the various forces on occupants in the crash.
The data gathered is then assessed in conjunction with a physical assessment of the vehicle, and a score determined for each test.
In addition, vehicles must be fitted with certain safety features and safety assist technologies. These requirements are then assessed alongside the physical crash test scores with an overall score translated into an ANCAP safety rating of between 1 to 5 stars.
The more stars, the better the vehicle performed in ANCAP tests. To achieve the maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating, a vehicle must achieve the highest standards in all tests and feature advanced safety assist technologies.
To search individual crash test results for more than 515 vehicles, learn more about safety features and technologies, and explore interactive features, visit ancap.com.au
See tips for buying a new or used car http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/safe-driving-tips/safer-vehicles/buying-a-safe-car on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.
You will need to comply with the legal claim notification requirements and complete an Approved Injury Claim Form, including a Prescribed Authority, provided by Allianz. The Injury Claim Form will require specific crash information and is designed to assist Allianz in making an early decision on your access to treatment.
Where Allianz obtains information using the Prescribed Authority, a copy of that information will be provided to you.
Once you have returned the completed Injury Claim Form and Prescribed Authority to Allianz, a claims consultant will contact you to discuss your claim.
MAC is committed to supporting early access to reasonable and necessary treatment to optimise your recovery from your injury, and providing a properly completed Approved Injury Claim Form and Prescribed Authority will assist MAC to achieve this goal.
How to make a claim
Step 1: Complete the Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authority using any of the following methods:
- Print an Injury Claim Form
- Complete the Injury Claim Form online
- Call Allianz SA CTP on 1300 137 331; or visit Allianz at 89 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000 to obtain an Approved Injury Claim Form
Step 2: Sign and lodge your claim
- Sign the completed Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authority
- Send the completed Injury Claim Form including the Prescribed Authortity back to Allianz by mail to Allianz Australia SA CTP, GPO Box 2198, Adelaide SA 5001; fax to 1300 137 431; or deliver to the Allianz CTP reception desk at 89 Pirie Street, Adelaide 5000
Step 3: A claims consultant will then contact you to discuss your claim
Making a Fatality Claim
Contact Allianz SA CTP on 1300 137 331, or visit them at 89 Pirie Street Adelaide 5000 to discuss the process to make a fatality claim. The Fatality Claim Form can also be downloaded here.
Things you should know
If you have been injured in a crash and are eligible to make a CTP claim, your claim may be reduced if you:
- Were not wearing a seatbelt
- Were not wearing a helmet while riding a motorbike, scooter or bicycle
- Were riding in the back of a van or ute
- Were deemed to have contributed to the crash
- Your driver had consumed alcohol or drugs
Instances also exist where you will not be entitled to make a claim (e.g. if the injury was caused as a result of your own negligence, hoon activity or illegal activity).
* Excluding children under 16 at the time of crash if the crash occurred in SA.
CTP Insurance is the most important insurance you can have and that's why it's mandatory in South Australia - heavy penalties apply if a vehicle is driven or found on a road without CTP. Once a vehicle is registered, part of the fee goes towards CTP, so you're automatically covered without having to do anything except pay your registration.
At the very least your car, or the car your child is driving, must be registered and automatically covered for CTP.
The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is the provider of the CTP Insurance policy to all registered vehicles in South Australia.
From 1 July 2016, the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) will cease its role as the sole provider of CTP vehicle insurance in South Australia to open the way for provision of CTP insurance by the private sector, similar to what occurs interstate.
More information about the private provision of CTP insurance is available on the Department of Treasury and Finance website
What does CTP cover?
CTP Insurance provides compensation for personal injury to people injured in road crashes where the driver or owner of a South Australian registered vehicle is at fault. It may also cover crash victims where a passenger is at fault.
By paying your CTP premium you are protecting yourself from potentially being sued for damages if you cause injury to third parties.
Compensation payments are funded by CTP insurance premiums paid by all SA motorists as part of their vehicle registration.
South Australia's CTP insurance scheme includes reasonable treatment and other expenses.
The scheme does not:
- Provide full compensation to persons who contribute to their injuries. For example, by not wearing a seatbelt.
- Compensate the injured driver who is entirely at fault.
- Cover damage to vehicles.
MAC's Claims Manager, Allianz Australia Limited, is responsible for processing all CTP claims and handling enquiries.
An injured person (or their relatives) should contact Allianz as soon as possible following a crash. Allianz can provide advice about whether the injured person is eligible to make a CTP claim.
For further information about the legislation that governs MAC and the CTP Scheme visit our legislation page.
Fixed Red light and speed camera sites are located at the following intersections and pedestrian crossings in Metropolitan and Regional South Australia.
Don’t Creep over the Speed Limit and you won’t be fined!
City and North Adelaide
|Road name||Intersecting road name||Suburb|
|Dequetteville Terrace||Botanic Road||Adelaide|
|Glover Avenue||Eastern approach of Bakewell Underpass||Adelaide|
|Glover Avenue||West Terrace||Adelaide|
|Greenhill Road||Hutt Road||Adelaide|
|Grote Street||West Terrace||Adelaide|
|King William Road||Sir Edwin Smith Avenue||North Adelaide|
|Morphett Street||Sturt Street||Adelaide|
|Montefiore Road||War Memorial Drive||North Adelaide|
|North Terrace||Frome Road||Adelaide|
|West Terrace||Hindley Street (lane 5 and 6)||Adelaide|
|West Terrace||Hindley Street||Adelaide|
|Road name||Intersecting road name||Suburb|
|Bridge Road||Montague Road||Ingle Farm|
|Golden Grove Road||Milne Road||Modbury Heights|
|Grand Junction Road||Addison Road||Pennington|
|Grand Junction Road||Hanson Road||Ottoway|
|Grand Junction Road||Main North Road||Enfield|
|Grand Junction Road||Pt Wakefield Road||Enfield|
|Grand Junction Road||Walkleys Road||Walkley Heights|
|Hampstead Road||Grand Junction Road||Clearview|
|Kings Road||Salisbury Highway||Salisbury South|
|Main North Road||Fairfield Road||Elizabeth Grove|
|Main North Road||Frost Road||Salisbury South|
|Main North Road||Regency Road||Enfield|
|Main North Road||Yorktown Road K/S||Elizabeth Park|
|Main North Road||Yorktown Road M/S||Elizabeth Park|
|Montague Road||Ingle Farm|
|McIntyre Road||Bridge Road||Salisbury East|
|North East Road||Ascot Avenue||Vale Park|
|North East Road||Reservoir Road||Modbury|
|North East Road||Sudholz Road||Gilles Plains|
|Port Wakefield Road||Paralowie|
|Salisbury Highway||Kings Road||Salisbury Downs|
|Sudholz Road||North East Road||Gilles Plains|
|The Golden Way||Atlantis Drive||Golden Grove|
|Waterloo Corner Road||Bagster Road||Salisbury North|
|Yorktown Road||Main North Road||Elizabeth|
|Road name||Intersecting road name||Suburb|
|Brighton Road||Sturt Road||Brighton|
|Cross Road||Goodwood Road||Westbourne Park|
|Diagonal Road||Oaklands Road||Glengowrie|
|Goodwood Road||Cross Road||Cumberland Park|
|Main South Road||Bains Road||Morphett Vale|
|Main South Road||Black Road||O'Halloran Hill|
|Main South Road||Doctors Road||Morphett Vale|
|Marion Road||Sturt Road||Mitchell Park|
|Marion Road||Cross Road||Plympton Park|
|Panalatinga Road||Pimpala Road||Woodcroft|
|Road name||Intersecting road name||Suburb|
|Fitzroy Terrace||Prospect Road||Fitzroy|
|Glynburn Road||Kensington Road||Kensington Gardens|
|Kensington Road||Portrush Road||Marryatville|
|Lower North East Road||Darley Road||Paradise|
|Magill Road||Glynburn Road||St Morris|
|Magill Road||Portrush Road||Beulah Park|
|Montacute Road||Glynburn Road||Hectorville|
|Nelson Street||Payneham Road||Stepney|
|Payneham Road||Lower Portrush Road/Portrush Road||Marden|
|Stephen Terrace||Payneham Road||St Peters|
|Portrush Road||Magill Road||Norwood|
|Road name||Intersecting road name||Suburb|
|Anzac Highway||Cross Road||Plympton|
|Anzac Highway||Marion Road||Plympton|
|Anzac Highway||Morphett Road||Novar Gardens|
|Churchill Road||Regency Road||Prospect|
|Commercial Road||Grand Juntion Road||Port Adelaide|
|Findon Road||Balcombe Avenue||Findon|
|Frederick Road||West Lakes|
|Grange Road||Findon Road||Findon|
|Greenhill Road||ANZAC Highway||Keswick|
|Henley Beach Road||Holbrooks Road||Underdale|
|Henley Beach Road||Tapleys Hill Road||Fulham|
|Prospect Road||Fitzroy Terrace||Thorngate|
|Regency Road||Main North Road||Sefton Park|
|Sir Donald Bradman Drive||Brooker Terrace||Hilton|
|South Road||Ashwin Parade/||Torrensville|
|South Road||Richmond Road||Mile End South|
|South Road||Torrens Road||Renown Park|
|Tapleys Hill Road||Grange Road||Seaton|
|Torrens Road||South Road||Renown Park|
|Port Road||Woodville Road||Woodville|
|Park Terrace adjacent to eastern side of Salisbury Railway Crossing, Salisbury.|
|Park Terrace adjacent to the western side of the Salisbury Railway Crossing, Salisbury.|
|Leader Street (Level Crossing East), Goodwood.|
|Leader Street (Level Crossing West), Goodwood.|
|Cormack Road (Level Crossing South-East), Dry Creek.|
|Cormack Road (Level Crossing North-West), Wingfield.|
|Woodville Road (Level Crossing), Woodville.|
|David Terrace (Level Crossing), Kilkenny.|
|Kilkenny Road (Level Crossing), Woodville Park.|
|Womma Road (Level Crossing East), Elizabeth.|
|Womma Road (Level Crossing West), Davoren Park.|
Point to Point cameras
|Port Wakefield Road, Two Wells.|
|Port Wakefield Road, Port Wakefield.|
|Dukes Highway, Ki Ki South East Bound.|
|Dukes Highway, Ki Ki North West Bound.|
|Dukes Highway, Coonalpyn South East Bound.|
|Dukes Highway, Coonalpyn North West Bound.|
|Portrush Road near Phillips Street, Kensington.|
|Portrush Road near Watson Ave, Toorak Gardens.|
|South Road, Black Forest.|
|Portrush Road, Trinity Gardens.|
|West Lakes Boulevard, West Lakes.|
|Diagonal Road, Glenelg East.|
|Portrush Road, Linden Park.|
|Seacombe Road, Seacombe Gardens.|
|Goodwood Road, Goodwood.|
|South Road, Marleston.|
|Tapleys Hill Road, West Beach.|
|Chandlers Hill Road, Happy Valley.|
|Regency Road Pedestrian Crossing.|
|Philip Highway Pedestrian Crossing.|
|Philip Highway Pedestrian Crossing.|
|Grange Road, Kidman Park.|
|South Road, Clovelly Park.|
|Shepherds Hill Road, Eden Hills.|
|Torrens Road, Woodville North.|
|Road name||Intersecting road name||City/Town|
|Adelaide Road||South Eastern Freeway Access Ramps||Littlehampton|
|South Eastern Freeway||Crafers|
|South Eastern Freeway||Leawood Gardens|
|Adelaide Road||Mannum Road||Murray Bridge|
|Adelaide Road||Maurice Road||Murray Bridge|
|Commercial Street West||Wehl Street South||Mount Gambier|
|Commercial Street East||Crouch Street South||Mount Gambier|
|Sturt Street||Bay Road||Mount Gambier|
|Norrie Avenue||Nicolson Avenue||Whyalla|
|Playford Avenue||Elliot Street||Whyalla|
|Victoria Parade||Carlton Parade||Port Augusta|
|Victoria Parade||Flinders Terrace||Port Augusta|
The Motor Accident Commission’s General Manager, Road Safety and Strategic Communications, Michael Cornish said driver fatigue is particularly dangerous because it affects your ability to judge your own level of tiredness.
“This compounds the danger because a decreased ability to recognise the signs and symptoms of fatigue make you less likely to act and take the break you need,” he said.
“Signs of fatigue include constant yawning, drifting over lanes, trouble keeping your head upright, delayed reactions and difficultly remembering driving the last few kilometres.
“While there is much talk about the benefits of caffeine, fresh air and music, the only real cure for fatigue is sleep,” he said.
“Make sure you get quality sleep before the drive; share the drive if you can; and make sure you take a 15 minute break at least every two hours.”
Road Safety Minister Tony Piccolo said the new regional billboard campaign was a timely reminder for local drivers and holiday-makers alike to take fatigue on our rural roads seriously.
“Regional drivers are no strangers to long distance driving, but they are over represented in road trauma, and when it comes to driving tired, 22 per cent of this year’s rural fatalities have been attributed to fatigue,” Mr Piccolo said.
“While anyone can be affected by fatigue, research indicates it is more likely to be a factor in rural crashes due to long trips and extensive periods of continuous driving.
“If you drive tired, you’re not only putting yourself at risk, you’re putting others at risk too.”
MAC’s network of 51 regional road safety billboards will be dedicated to the new fatigue messages throughout December and January. A further eight will be added during the next two months, increasing the network to 59 by the end of January 2016.
MAC has also collaborated with Australia’s National Science channel, RiAus, to produce an educational ‘webisode’ on driving while fatigued. The ‘webisode’ explains the science and neurological impact of fatigue on the brain and how this affects our driving. To view the webisode, visit www.mac.sa.gov.au/riausfatigue or http://riaus.tv/videos/driving-fatigued-what-happens-mind
MAC Rescue is South Australia's rescue helicopter service and conducts more than 1,000 missions across the state each year.
MAC Rescue comprises three helicopters and is used by the health and emergency service organisations to undertake medical retrieval, policing, bushfire management and search and rescue tasks.
MAC Rescue covers all areas of South Australia.
MAC took over the sponsorship of the State Rescue Helicopter Service in July 2009, further strengthening its commitment to reducing the number and impact of road injuries and deaths from motor vehicle crashes.
Who uses MAC Rescue?
A number of State Government organisations use MAC Rescue:
- SA Health (MedSTAR Emergency Medical Retrieval Service) and SA Ambulance Service use the service to transport critically injured and ill patients from regional South Australia to major hospitals.
- The SA Country Fire Service uses the service to assist fire-fighting operations in the country areas of South Australia.
- SA Police use the service for crime prevention activities, search and rescue operations and also in the pursuit of motor vehicles and suspects.
Why is MAC Rescue so important to road safety?
Despite under a third of the State's population living in rural areas, more than half the casualties of road crashes occur on rural roads. Over 7,000 rural residents have been seriously injured or killed this past decade. In the same period, MAC has paid over $400 million for injuries arising from rural road crashes.
MAC Rescue is a critical part of rural road safety due to the emergency response services it can provide. On average, the helicopters respond to at least one medical trauma every two days, with the majority of these relating to road crash injuries. Furthermore, the helicopters physically attend about 12 serious crashes on country roads each month.