Driving is a complex task and requires the use and coordination of various skills. Any lapse in concentration increases the risk of a motor accident. Drivers must give their full attention to anticipate and avoid hazards on the road. Drivers will become distracted when using their mobile phones, eating, drinking, smoking, conversing with passengers, using audio equipment, and responding to distractions caused by children or other passengers. Drivers can also be distracted by external factors such as roadside advertising. Taking your eyes of the road and diverting your attention even for a few seconds can be fatal.
- Between 2011-2015 police reports have attributed ‘inattention’ to 37% of fatalities, 49% of serious injuries and 46% of casualties
- Research suggests that at fault drivers in “inattention” crashes skew towards 20-29 years.
- From 2012-2016 more than twice as many males than females were caught by SAPOL using mobile phone.
Speed camera locations for Thursday, 24 May.
Andrew Smith Drive, Parafield Gardens
Angle Vale Road, Angle Vale
Balhannah Road, Hahndorf
Cavan Road, Dry Creek
Church Hill Road, Echunga