Watch out Adelaide....

Watch out Adelaide…the lycra clad masses have hit the streets as thousands of locals and visitors converge on Adelaide for the Santos Tour Down Under (TDU).

With around 40,000 interstate and overseas cycling fans in the city and our regions for the week-long event the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) is pleading with all road users to be patient and share the road with the the many visitors who may not be familiar with South Australian roads.

MAC Community Engagement Manager, Matt Hanton said it’s a great time to be in Adelaide when the TDU rolls into town but let’s not forgot the added potential for road trauma during this busy period.

"Drivers, cyclists and pedestrians all need to play a part to make sure everyone can share the road safely."

"Drivers should look for riders and pedestrians whenever they are changing lanes,turning into a side street, or pulling out into traffic, especially in the city and around race stage starts and finishes, where there will be large crowds enjoying the festivities."

"Cyclists will inundate the regions, following the same routes as the professionals so motorists please be patient when approaching cyclists from the rear."

"Only overtake when it’s safe to do so, drivers need to give a minimum of one metre when passing a cyclist in a 60km/h or less zone or 1.5 metres if the speed limit is over 60km/h," said Mr Hanton.

"Always scan the road ahead, look for turning cars and pedestrians, and never assume you have been seen by other road users."

"Being highly visible is key and choosing clothing that can get you noticed will make a huge difference to keep you safe and seen on the road," said Mr Hanton.

MAC has been supporting the Santos Tour Down Under since 2012.

The Be Safe, Be Seen MAC Stage 6 will take place on Sunday 22 January where tens of thousands of fans will line the Adelaide streets on this fast-paced 4.5km circuit that starts and finishes by Elder Park next to the banks of the River Torrens.

For more safe cycling tips visit http://mac.sa.gov.au/besafebeseen

Competition

2017 SANFL Community Football Competition

Competition

2017 SANFL Community Football Competition

Through its partnership with the South Australian Community Football League (SACFL) MAC has supplied each SACFL club an allocation of MAC branded ticket books, which are to be used for SACFL club fundraising raffles during the 2017 season.
 
These tickets each contain a unique entry code, allowing ticket buyers to enter the second chance draw.
 
At the end of the 2017 season one person will win $500 cash and the SACFL club the ticket was purchased from will win $3000 in sporting equipment.
 
CLICK HERE TO ENTER 
 
Each ticket contains a different code. One entry per ticket.
 
Entries will remain in the system until the competition closes on 31st August 2017. The winner and winning club will be drawn on the 8th September 2017 and notified by telephone. The winners will also be announced on MAC’s Facebook page and website. See terms & conditions for further information.