Media releases

Youngsters embrace road safety despite poor parent behaviour

4 Sep 20
More than 40 per cent of parents have been busted by their children texting while driving, a survey of secondary school students shows. The survey also reveals young people’s attitudes to safety behind the wheel is improving as the n..
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Road trauma could be cut by a third if car buyers prioritise safety

28 Aug 20
Safer vehicle choices could contribute to a potential 33 per cent reduction in road trauma if all Australians travelled in the safest vehicles possible, RAA research shows.  The research examined the potential reduction in road traum..
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RAA reveals $7 million surge in mobile speed camera fines

25 Aug 20
The number of motorists caught on mobile speed cameras surged 17 per cent last financial year, latest figures obtained by RAA show. The total number of fines generated by mobile cameras jumped from 81,883 in 2018/19 to 96,163 last financia..
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RAA’s plea for driver vigilance to reduce road trauma

21 Aug 20
Motorists are three times more likely to be killed or seriously injured when involved in a casualty crash in rural SA compared to metropolitan Adelaide, latest figures obtained by RAA show. Among the most common types of crashes resulting ..
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RAA reveals state’s worst casualty crash intersections

18 Aug 20
New data has revealed the Britannia roundabouts recorded the greatest number of casualty collisions in SA during the past five years. There were 52 crashes where people suffered serious or minor injuries at the notorious roundabouts on th..
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State’s South East students schooled in road safety

12 Aug 20
Scores of students from 18 South East primary schools will be in the driving seat to learn about road safety as RAA’s Street Smart Primary program pulls into classes this week. Street Smart Primary is an engaging road ..
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Motorists urged to not run risks at railway crossings

11 Aug 20
More than 2300 motorists have been caught breaking the law at level crossings and were fined in excess of a million dollars last financial year, latest police figures show. The rate of risky behaviour has prompted RAA to call for drivers t..
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New campaign targets driver distraction to reduce road trauma

7 Aug 20
Driver distraction has contributed to almost half the lives lost and people seriously injured on South Australian roads in the past five years, latest police figures show. Despite this, a new national survey reveals a third of drivers admi..
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Free professional driving lessons motor past 750,000 mark

30 Jul 20
Australian novice drivers and their parents have benefitted from three-quarters of a million free professional driving lessons, thanks to the road safety initiative Keys2drive. This month the 750,000th free lesson was provided by the Feder..
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Murray Bridge plugs into automotive future

28 Jul 20
The latest link in a chain of electric vehicle ultra-rapid chargers between Adelaide and Brisbane has been opened in Murray Bridge. The two new ultra-rapid chargers will also boost the number of electric vehicle models ultimately able to t..
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