Minister Corey Wingard MP, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services and the Motor Accident Commission (MAC) are urging all motorists hitting the road this Easter to take care on the roads, and make safe decisions.
The (MAC) launched its Easter long weekend road safety campaign with 60 new roadside banners across the State promoting South Australia’s unique towns and regions – highlighting that there are 60 new reasons to rest every two hours.
MAC Road Safety Communications Manager, Matt Hanton, said that over the four-day break many people will be travelling long distances, driving on unfamiliar roads, at higher speeds and with passengers in the car – all factors which can increase the risk of being involved in a crash and crash seriousness.
“There is no excuse for poor behaviour, road users need to be patient behind the wheel and considerate of other road users,” said Mr Hanton.
“Life is fragile and every road user, driver, passenger, rider and pedestrian, all have a part to play in keeping our roads safe this Easter.”