South East Road Safety Initiative
The Limestone Coast region will have a dedicated Community Road Safety Officer, thanks to a three year partnership between SELGA and MAC.
Changes to protect young drivers pass through Parliament
Changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) that aim to protect South Australia's
young drivers and their passengers have passed through Parliament.
SA Schoolies Celebration Bigger and Better!
Chief Executive Officer of Encounter Youth, Nigel Knowles is looking forward to another great
Schoolies celebration this year.
New ambassador for cycling safety
South Australian world-champion cyclist Anna Meares has teamed up with the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) to be the new ambassador for the Be Safe, Be Seen cycling road safety campaign.
Police out in force - no excuses and no escaping
Drink-drive and you will be caught. That’s the assurance from SAPOL and MAC as police start a high-profile clampdown on drink driving.
Rapping road safety! A ‘Krazy’ first targeting young drivers.
MAC has entered new ground releasing the first rap music track of its kind specifically targeting young drivers.
Cycling for Culture
The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is proudly supporting the first ‘Cycling for Culture’ event, a fundraising bike ride to raise awareness for Aboriginal culture.
Australasian College of Road Safety conference
The 2013 Australasian College of Road Safety Conference will be held in Adelaide at the National Wine Centre of Australia on Thursday & Friday, 7-8 November 2013 with a welcome reception on the evening of Wednesday 6 November.
The Conference provides a valuable opportunity for participants to hear about the latest developments in road safety and have discussions with leading researchers, senior policy makers and experienced practitioners. Emphasis is placed on networking, information sharing and the translation of road safety research and policy into practice.
In addition to general papers on various road safety topics, this year’s conference will contain a special stream on what influences the public perception of road safety problems and the issues that need to be discussed if we are to make significant progress in reducing road trauma over the next decade.
FIVEaa Interview - Is 130kph too fast for our highways?
The decision by Wheels Magazine to use excessive speed along a Victorian highway and raise the issue of increasing speed limits on our road has sparked widespread debate. The magazine's editor Steve Corby joined Keith Conlon and Jane Reilly to explain the reasoning behind raising this issue. Motor Accident Commission's Sharon Hanlon also spoke on the potential dangers of increasing the speed limit on our highways.
Don't be a dropkick this AFL finals series
SA AFL clubs have thrown their support behind MAC's push to discourage drink driving on the eve of the 2013 finals series.
New action plan to drive down the road toll
The State Government has released a new three-year action plan to help save lives on South
Australian roads and encourage all road users to work together to reduce the road toll.
A slow road to better safety
The first decade of controversial 50km/h speed limits on our suburban streets has helped save an estimated 100 lives and $1 billion, new analysis reveals.
Road Safety Community Grants - Apply Now
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) in partnership with the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is offering grants for groups and organisations to deliver small scale projects that promote safer, greener and more active travel choices.
98% of people click. 35% of road deaths don’t
MAC has launched a new campaign urging drivers and passengers to always “buckle up” with figures showing more than one in three road fatalities continue to involve vehicle occupants not wearing their seatbelt.
Motorists ignore text driving message
As reportered by Katrina Stokes in the Advertiser.
More than one in three South Australian motorists admit to texting while driving, despite many acknowledging that it is as dangerous as drug driving and speeding.
MAC statement in relation to Stuart O'Grady
The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) has partnered with Stuart O’Grady over the past two years as the Ambassador to its safe cycling campaign.
The MAC’s contractual agreement with Mr O’Grady concluded on 31 January 2013.
Upon learning of Mr O’Grady’s overnight admission the MAC thought it appropriate to remove all of its road safety education material featuring Mr O’Grady.
The MAC has sought legal advice as to a recommended course of action.
Reckless drivers a menace near schools
Thousands of motorists putting schoolchildren’s safety at risk by speeding or running red lights as reported by Steve Rice, Adelaide Advertiser.
Australia’s first virtual reality driving simulator to save lives
MAC is stepping up its efforts to educate South Australian motorists on the dangers of mobile phone use while driving by using state of the art virtual reality technology.
SA drivers must change their thinking on the road to stop rising road toll
The mentality of road users’ needs to change dramatically to rein in the road toll in the second half of 2013.
New Penalties Apply
Driving while inappropriately using a mobile phone now carries a fine of $300 with a $60 victims of crime levy and the loss of 3 demerit points.
SA motorists taking dangerous risks with mobile phones
As reported in Advertiser today the number of motorists caught has more than doubled in just seven years. More than 10,500 motorists were pinched using their mobiles while driving last year, up from just over 4100 in 2005.
Copped a fine? Speed and red light camera photos now on-line
From today, drivers who receive a red light or speed camera fine will be able to access their photographs on-line.
Cyclists’ plea to motorists
Adelaide needs more bike lanes, improved road surfaces and better driver behaviour to stem a sharp rise in the number of cyclists injured or killed on the state’s roads in the past decade, experts say. David Nankervis from the Advertiser reports.
Concerning fatal crash figures
There is an alarming number of banned drivers who were involved in fatal crashes in South Australia. 7 News Adelaide Jessica Adamson reports - watch here
80% of drink drivers killed didn't belt up
Disturbing statistics revealed by MAC show 10 of the 12 drink drivers killed in 2012 did not wear a seatbelt.