Port Adelaide V Crows

Distracted Driving Test

Port Adelaide V Crows

Distracted Driving Test

The Crows’ Sam Kerridge and former Port Magpies player and coach Tim Ginever each got the chance to sit in a driving simulator. Donning a pair of specially-made goggles, they were faced with street scene complete with roads, footpaths, vehicles and pedestrians.

 

After adjusting to the simulator experience, Sam and Tim were each asked to attempt to send a text message, while at the same time “driving” . Both of our volunteers found it impossible to safely drive while being distracted by their smartphone screen. They drove into simulated pedestrians on screen and crashed into other vehicles.

 

According to Sam, a lot of people might think that mobile phone use while driving is “pretty harmless” but the simulator was “an eye-opener, a bit of a shock”.

 

After crashing into an animated pedestrian on screen, Sam said: “I looked up and even at 20 kilometres an hour, I still didn’t have time to brake. It’s daunting is it? I only had to look down for a split second.”

 

Tim also crashed into a simulated pedestrian during the experience. “Unbelievable,” he said. “I just looked up and ‘bang’. Imagine trying to live with that, that’s the sobering thing about the experience – I hit a child at 40kms.”

 

If you think you might be skilled enough to safely look away from the road and at your phone instead, think again.  At 60 kilometres per hour, your vehicle is travelling at over 16 metres per second. Taking your eyes off the road for just three seconds to read a text means that you will travel almost 50 metres without looking at the road.

 

Driving is complex  and drivers need to focus on one thing: driving.

 

Get rid of the distraction. Turn your mobile off. Put it in the glove box.

Careers at MAC

Careers at MAC

Current Vacancies

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is South Australia's CTP insurer and in 2013-14 provided approximately $360 million in compensation to road crash victims. MAC also manages the State Government's road safety communications program and provides funding for projects that aim to reduce the number and impact of road injuries and deaths.

An exciting position has become available within MAC for an experienced Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

  • Rare opportunity to take on dynamic communications role.
  • Innovative and supportive organisation committed to influencing positive behaviour change.
  • Initially up to a 2 year contract.

MAC is South Australia’s CTP insurer and in 2013-14 provided approximately $360 million in compensation to road crash victims. MAC also manages the State Government’s road safety communications program and provides funding for projects that aim to reduce the number and impact of road injuries and deaths.

This role is critical to the effective coordination of MAC’s Marketing, Road Safety Partnership Program and various Communications projects. It will be your strong communication skills, ability to juggle workloads and your desire to play a part in influencing positive behaviour change on South Australia’s roads that will set you apart from the competition.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, Road Safety, responsibilities will include:

  • Effective coordination of MAC’s road safety marketing program, assisting in the  development and evaluation of road safety campaign strategies under the direction of the Marketing Manager, Road Safety.
  • Effective coordination of MAC’s partnership program, including working closely and maintaining relationships with sponsorship recipients and overseeing activations to ensure that they are executed effectively, on time and within budget.
  • Effective coordination of various communications projects including compilation of the MAC Annual Report, contributing to the organisation of media launches, and MAC Brand maintenance.
  • Administrative duties to ensure the effective and efficient running of the Road Safety & Strategic Communications division including records management and procurement.

Selection criteria:

  • Strong communication skills including the ability to develop and foster cooperative working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide insightful analysis to qualitative and quantitative research data.
  • Ability to produce work of a high standard within tight deadlines.
  • Proven ability to manage workloads including the capacity to plan, organise, prioritise and work independently and under general direction.
  • Possess sound computer literacy skills including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

 A detailed job and person specification can be downloaded here or requested by email.

Applications must address and demonstrate your experience, aptitudes and skills against the specification’s Essential Minimum Requirements. Please forward your letter of application, together with a current resume, to Jacqui Cole, HR Admin Officer at jacqui.cole@sa.gov.au.

Applications close Friday, 31 October 2014.

MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and results-oriented people who display the characteristics of its core values.

MAC's Workplace

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.

Our 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.

Involved in a Crash

Making a claim

Involved in a Crash

Making a claim

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.

Why do I pay for CTP?

What is CTP?

Why do I pay for CTP?

What is CTP?

Find out about the recent changes to CTP

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.

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.

Contact Allianz

For further information about the legislation that governs MAC and the CTP Scheme visit our legislation page.

Mick Doohan Safety Tips - Riding on the Road

Mick Doohan Safety Tips - Riding on the Road

MAC's SANFL ambassadors talk about mobile phones

MAC's SANFL ambassadors talk about mobile phones

Video

No Place to Race

Video

No Place to Race

Community

MAC Rescue Helicopter

Community

MAC Rescue Helicopter

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.

Safety Camera Locations

Safety Camera Locations

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!

View today's camera locations.

City and North Adelaide

Road nameIntersecting road nameSuburb
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 

Northern Suburbs

Road nameIntersecting road nameSuburb
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

Southern Suburbs

Road nameIntersecting road nameSuburb
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

Eastern Suburbs

Road nameIntersecting road nameSuburb
Cross Road Kingswood
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

Western Suburbs

Road nameIntersecting road nameSuburb
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

Rail Crossings

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.

Pedestrian Crossings

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.

Regional

Road nameIntersecting road nameCity/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

On the Road with Keith Conlon - RiAus - taking road safety into the classroom

On the Road with Keith Conlon - RiAus - taking road safety into the classroom

Community

Request a Safety Session

Community

Request a Safety Session

The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) has proudly supported the South Australia Police (SAPOL) Road Safety Education programs for more than 10 years.

The support of the program has assisted to position MAC as the leader in road safety, and the organisation which makes the most difference to road safety amongst 16-39 year old South Australian males.

MAC’s funding allows for the resourcing of SAPOL personnel, and other associated costs, to deliver nearly 900 education sessions throughout metropolitan and regional South Australia.

The funding allows for approximately 60,000 people to partake in road safety education in their respective schools, community groups/clubs and businesses.

SAPOL’s road safety program objectives are to:

  1. Increase the knowledge and skills of all road users in road safety;
  2. Influence attitudes and change behaviours;
  3. Reduce the number and severity of road crashes;
  4. Create awareness of the ‘Fatal Five’;
    • Speeding;
    • Drink and Drug Driving;
    • Distractions;
    • Seatbelt;
    • Dangerous Road Users;
  5. Reinforce positive attitudes towards road behaviour.

SAPOL acknowledges the main causes of crashes and highlights these within its road safety education presentations. These are stated as priorities for both SAPOL and MAC.

South Australian organisations, schools or community groups wanting road safety education presented can contact the SAPOL Road Safety Section on 08 8207 6567.

Drug Testing

Drug Testing

It is an offence to drive or attempt to drive a motor vehicle with any level the following illicit drugs in your system.

  • THC (Cannabis)
  • Methylamphetamine (Speed, Ice or Crystal Meth)
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)

Unlike drink driving, there is no legal limit when it comes to drugs. It is an offence to get behind the wheel with any amount of an illicit drug in your system.

Police can randomly stop you any time, anywhere in metropolitan and regional South Australia and test you for illicit drugs.

How do they test for drugs?

If you are required to undergo a drug driving saliva test:

  • You will remain in your vehicle
  • A police officer will provide you with a testing device
  • You will be required to wipe the device over your tongue to obtain a sample of your saliva for testing
  • The test takes approximately 5 minutes
  • A Police Officer will advise you if the test is positive or negative
  • If the test is positive you will be required to provide a further oral fluid sample for analysis in a drug bus or at a police station
  • If your test is negative you'll be free to go

Cannabis

The drug testing device is able to detect levels of THC (Cannabis) several hours after use. The length of time depends on the amount and the potency of the cannabis taken and your personal metabolic rate.

Speed and Ecstasy

Methylamphetamine (Speed) and MDMA (Ecstasy) may be detected up to approximately 24 hours after use. Again, the exact time will vary depending on the size of the dose, other drugs taken at the same time, as well your metabolism.