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17 fatalities in 2015 108 fatalities in 2014
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MAC General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said the road safety tips, developed in consultation with the heavy vehicle industry, were particularly important for those people driving longer distances to celebrate with family and friends.
“For many motorists, the Christmas period means driving on unfamiliar regional roads and driving amongst heavy vehicles,” Mr Cornish said.
“We would urge South Australian road users to be patient and think of their safety, their loved ones and others on the road.
“Together with the South Australian Road Transport Association (SARTA), these Christmas regional driving tips will be helpful to ensure you give your loved ones the best gift of all – your safe arrival.”
SARTA Executive Director Steve Shearer urged motorists to share the road safely with trucks and to only overtake when they could see far enough ahead on the road.
“Get well ahead before you come back into the lane – don’t cut in right in front of a truck,” Mr Shearer said.
Christmas driving tips:
- For road trips, plan your route to take in rest stops – you’ll need to refresh for at least 15 minutes every two hours.
- Cut down on distraction by switching off your mobile phone.
- If you plan to have some Christmas drinks, don’t take the car. As the new MAC Drink Drive campaign reminds us – Drink Driving? Grow up. Have a designated driver, or plan to stay at your Christmas party overnight.
- Secure any loose items in your vehicle so they do not become missiles if you need to brake suddenly.
- Overtaking vehicles – try to use overtaking lanes when passing, it’s the safest option.
- Only overtake trucks when you can see well ahead and make certain you have plenty of room to overtake safely. If travelling below the legal speed limit maintain your speed and don't accelerate when being overtaken, especially by trucks which are generally speed-limited to 100km/hour.
- Do not dart in front of trucks when approaching traffic lights. Heavier vehicles need a greater distance for braking. Give trucks plenty of room as they need it to stop safely.
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MAC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks highly motivated and results-oriented people who display the characteristics of its core values.
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.
And on the eve of the official school holidays, MAC has issued a reminder to road users to look out for excited children embarking on their Christmas break.
“Thousands of young people have attended road safety sessions this year and now we are pleading with more experienced road users to recall their own road safety lessons, stick to the rules and keep our roads safe,” MAC General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said.
“It is very important that motorists remember to slow down around schools this week as children begin their summer holidays. Students will be in enthusiastic holiday mode, so MAC is urging people to pay extra attention to these young pedestrians and cyclists.”
Mr Cornish said MAC partnered with SA Police and the RAA to deliver road safety programs to children from Reception to year 12, including through the Road Safety Centre. A project with RiAus saw road safety lessons developed for teachers to use in the classroom, and a new
partnership with the SA Metropolitan Fire Service would extend MAC’s student road safety reach even further.
In addition, MAC’s partnership with the Schoolies Festival saw a positive road safety message reminder shared with thousands of school-leavers, many of them new drivers.
“South Australian students have learned everything from basic road rules through to the science and maths behind speeding and road crashes,” Mr Cornish said.
“Older students have listened to heartrending stories of road trauma directly from the family and friends left behind, who have generously and bravely shared their stories.
“All our road safety partners are committed to sharing the road safety message with students in an engaging and meaningful way,” Mr Cornish said. “Together, we have been able to implement a comprehensive program which influences not only thousands of young people, but is further disseminated to their family members at home.”
Term 4 in South Australian public schools ends this Friday 13 December, with term 1 next year commencing 27 January 2015.
Driving tips can be found on the MAC website at www.mac.sa.gov.au
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.
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.
MAC General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said that while sensible motorists often checked their vehicle safety ahead of road trips, they should also be mindful of what occurs inside vehicles.
“This long weekend and school holidays, a lot of vehicles will be carrying extra items while they’re travelling to holiday destinations,” Mr Cornish said.
“It’s a good idea to put any loose objects in the boot of the car or behind a cargo barrier.
“Items like laptops, sporting equipment, toys and gaming devices, even drink bottles, can become an unsecure missile that hits a passenger and causes injury in a crash.”
Some vehicles such as station wagons and four-wheel-drives may be able to install a cargo barrier to keep items from flying through a vehicle. These should comply with the Australian Standard for cargo barriers in motor vehicles.
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|
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.
Road Safety Minister Tony Piccolo said driving whilst under the influence of alcohol remained one of the main causes of road deaths in South Australia.
“It defies logic that people still choose to drive after drinking,” Mr Piccolo said.
“The statistics speak for themselves - between 2009 and 2013, there were 103 fatal crashes involving drink drivers of which 96 were at fault.
“From those 103 crashes, 108 lives were lost.
“There is absolutely no vindication for taking control of a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and we need to realise long-lasting implications of that decision.”
The ‘Grow Up’ TV commercial will air throughout South Australia from tonight and will see child actors re-quote the excuses which drink drivers commonly use to validate their action.
MAC General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said the thought-provoking campaign reminds drink drivers that their behaviour is dangerous, immature and they have failed to keep up with the expectations of society.
“MAC research shows that there are some drink drivers who understand the risks and penalties involved with drink driving but will sometimes still try to get away with it, even though they know they shouldn’t be driving,” Mr Cornish said.
“They have a range of excuses to justify their actions but can also feel remorse the next day.
“The messages in this new MAC campaign aim to trigger some much needed self-reflection and change - we want to eliminate drink-driving crashes in South Australia.”
From 2009 to 2013, the percentage of drivers and riders killed with a Blood Alcohol
Concentration above .05 was 27 per cent.
In the same period, of the drivers and riders seriously injured and tested at least 16 per centhad an illegal BAC.
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
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.