Country Roads Need Safer Drivers - Chris's Story

Country Roads Need Safer Drivers - Chris's Story

On The Road with Keith Conlon - Police Road Safety Centre

On The Road with Keith Conlon - Police Road Safety Centre

Four fatal crashes this weekend

Four fatal crashes this weekend

When to use your fog lights

When to use your fog lights

Fog lights are designed to be used in fog or other hazardous weather conditions causing reduced visibility.

When fog lights are used in clear weather conditions the glare from these powerful lights can make driving difficult for approaching traffic.

Did you know that it is an offence to use fog lights when not driving in fog or other hazardous weather conditions and can incur a penalty of $218?

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Australian Road Rules

Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations (expiation fees)

Wet weather safety tips

Wet weather safety tips

MAC has the following tips for safer road use during wet weather:

  1.  Drive to the conditions, and lower your speed in cases where visibility is poor or roads are slippery;
  2. Keep a safe distance between yourself and the vehicle in front – count at least three seconds;
  3. Check your tyres – if they have less tread on them, the tyres cannot displace enough water, which may make the vehicle aquaplane;
  4. Check for wear and tear on wiper blades and replace them as soon as they start to smear rather than clean windows;
  5. Check your car’s lights and indicators to make sure all are working properly and always turn on headlights in wet or foggy conditions;
  6. Cyclists should use their lights during the day as well as at night, and wearing florescent and reflective clothing will make it easy for drivers to see you;
  7. Pedestrians should always cross at the lights and be aware that drivers could have difficulty seeing them
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Rift between road users

Nine News Report

Rift between road users

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Shaun's Story

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Shaun's Story

Back to school

Tips for parents dropping kids off at school

Back to school

Tips for parents dropping kids off at school

Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is reminding motorists to take extra care on the roads as children around the State return to school.

Motorists need to look out for children on the roads, some of whom may be walking or cycling to school for the first time.

Parents can help prepare their children for the journey to school by talking through the importance of being safe on the roads before they head back to school.

Parents should stress how to cross the road safely without being distracted by friends and mobile phones.

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Fatigue

Fatigue

Fatigue is estimated to be a contributing factor in approximately 30% of fatal crashes and up to 15% of serious injuries. It also represents significant social and economic costs to the community in relation to road crashes.

Driver fatigue can be just as deadly as drink driving or speeding.

The problem with fatigue is that it slowly develops and drivers often don't realise they're too tired to drive safely.

So if you're on a long journey, it's important to take a break every two hours to prevent fatigue, even if you're not feeling tired.

Avoiding Fatigue

Avoiding Fatigue

There are a number of simple ways to avoid driver fatigue:

  • Plan your trip with a good night's sleep (7-8 hours of uninterrupted sleep) the night before.
  • Plan not to travel for more than 8-10 hours in any one day. The longer you drive the more you must fight fatigue.
  • Plan your trip to include regular breaks every two hours for 15 minutes or more.
  • Plan to start your trip early in the day and try not to drive into the night.
  • Don't push yourself.
  • When you stop, get out of the car, stretch and walk around for a while or have a nap.
  • Don't rely on coffee and energy drinks. Water will keep you hydrated.
  • Share the driving if you can. Passengers can tell you if you are looking tired or showing signs of tiredness. Driving with a friend can also make it a more enjoyable trip.
  • Don't overeat.
  • Don't drink alcohol before driving or during rest breaks. Alcohol can make you feel tired more quickly, as well as putting you at risk of being over the legal limit.
  • Check the labels on prescription medicines that may affect your alertness or cause drowsiness. If this is the case, contact your pharmacist or local GP for advice.

If you rest every two hours for at least 15 minutes driver fatigue can be avoided and you will have a safer, more enjoyable trip.

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
Gilles Street  King William Road  Adelaide
Glover Avenue  Eastern approach of Bakewell Underpass Adelaide 
Glover Avenue West Terrace Adelaide 
Grenfell Street Frome Street Adelaide 
Greenhill Road Hutt Road Adelaide 
Grote Street West Terrace Adelaide 
King William Road Sir Edwin Smith Avenue/War Memorial Drive Adelaide 
Montefiore Road War Memorial Drive North Adelaide 
North Terrace Frome Road Adelaide 
West Terrace Anzac Hwy/South Terrace Adelaide 
West Terrace Goodwood Road/South Terrace 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  Northfield 
Kings Road Salisbury Highway Salisbury Downs
Main North Road Fairfield Road Elizabeth Grove
Main North Road Frost Road  Salisbury Est 
Main North Road Regency Road Enfield
Main North Road Yorktown Road/Philip Highway Elizabeth Park
McIntyre Road  Bridge Road  Gulfview Heights 
North East Road Ascot Avenue Vale Park
North East Road Reservoir Road Modbury
North East Road Sudholz Road Gilles Plains
Regency Road South Road Regency Park
Salisbury Highway Kings Road Salisbury Downs
South Road Cormack Road Wingfield
South Road Grand Junction Road Wingfield
South Road Regency Road Regency Park
Sudholz Road North East Road Gilles Plains
The Golden Way The Grove Way Golden Grove
The Golden Way Aeolian 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
Dyson Road Beach Road Christies Beach
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/Beach Road Morphett Vale
Main South Road Wheatsheaf Road Morphett Vale
Marion Road Sturt Road Mitchell Park
Marion Road Cross Road Plympton Park
Panalatinga Road Pimpala Road Woodcroft
South Road Daws Road Melrose Park
Sturt Road Marion Road Bedford Park

Eastern Suburbs

Road nameIntersecting road nameSuburb
Fitzroy Terrace Prospect Road Fitzroy
Glynburn Road Kensington Road Kensington Gardens
Glynburn Road The Parade Kensington Park
Kensington Road Portrush Road Marryatville
Lower North East Road Gorge Road Paradise
Lower North East Road Darley Road Paradise
Montacute Road Glynburn Road/Payneham Road Hectorville
Montacute Road St Bernards Road Rostrevor
Nelson Street Payneham Road Stepney
Payneham Road Lower Portrush Road/Portrush Road Marden
Payneham Road Nelson Street/StephenTerrace Stepney
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
Grange Road Findon Road Findon
Henley Beach Road Holbrooks Road Underdale
Henley Beach Road Tapleys Hill Road Fulham
Prospect Road Fitzroy Terrace Thorngate
Regency Road Main North Road Prospect
Sir Donald Bradman Drive Brooker Terrace Hilton
South Road Ashwin Parade/West Thebarton Road Torrensville
South Road Richmond Road Mile End South
South Road Torrens Road Renown Park
Tapleys Hill Road West Lakes Boulevard Seaton
Torrens Road South Road Renown Park
Woodville Road Port Road Woodville

Pedestrian & 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.
Portrush Road near Phillips Street, Kensington.
Portrush Road near Watson Ave, Toorak Gardens.

Regional

Road nameIntersecting road nameCity/Town
Adelaide Road South Eastern Freeway Access Ramps Littlehampton
Adelaide Road Mannum Road / Swanport 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
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