With the Christmas Pageant parading the streets, there’s more to look out for than just Santa this Saturday!
Matt Hanton, Motor Accident Commission (MAC) Road Safety Communications Manager, is reminding everyone to be extra vigilant when moving around the city this weekend.
"Pageant day is full of excitement and fun, but it is also full of pedestrians – around 300,000 of them, looking to line Adelaide’s pageant procession!" Said Mr Hanton.
"While many eager children await and play in excited anticipation for Santa, they are not always thinking about their safety."
"It’s vitally important that all road users pay careful attention when driving in or near the city this weekend – remembering to slow down and stick to any reduced speed limits, while keeping a keen eye on the road."
"With many pedestrians walking to and around the city, as well as a number of road closures and changed conditions, we all need to be patient and aware when interacting with the road on Saturday."
"As parents, we can also set examples for our children by modelling safe behaviours when interacting with the road; walking safely on dedicated paths, crossing the road at designated crossings and holding hands with young children when crossing the road," said Mr Hanton.
An increased number of pedestrians can bring with it increased risk of road trauma, but by working together we can ensure that this Pageant day is a safe and fun experience for everyone,