Media releases

RAA focuses on future technology to aid members and community

27 Feb 21
Innovative technology is being investigated as a possible new weapon in the battle against bushfire trauma as part of a partnership between RAA, the State Government and private enterprise. This week saw the first trial of cutting edge tec..
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RAA pleads for pedestrian safety as crowds flock to festivities

12 Feb 21
Increasing numbers of pedestrians are being caught breaking road rules, prompting an RAA plea for road users to be vigilant and help reduce road trauma. RAA’s call for caution comes as thousands of people celebrate the annual festive..
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RAA cycling survey prompts call for calm

3 Feb 21
Almost three quarters of cyclists have been the target of road rage, an RAA survey has revealed. Another 81 per cent said they had been cut off by cars despite having a right of way, 65 per cent had a car door opened directly in front of t..
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RAA safety plea to drivers as children return to school

27 Jan 21
More than 17,000 drivers were caught breaking road rules around schools last year, figures obtained by RAA reveal. These 17,467 offences cost drivers more than $6.5m in total fines in 2020. The majority of fines were for motorists caught ..
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RAA cycling survey reveals our riskiest rides

22 Jan 21
ANZAC Highway has been named the riskiest road in Adelaide based on more than 900 nominations by cyclists.  Marion Road, also in the western suburbs, was rated the second worst, according to RAA’s inaugural survey. The metropo..
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RAA warns drivers not to put their pets behind the steering wheel

22 Jan 21
RAA is warning motorists that driving with a pet on their lap is both illegal and poses a potentially serious road safety risk. During the past six financial years 798 drivers have been caught by police with a pet on their lap, SAPOL figur..
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RAA grants more than $50,000 to boost regional community safety

22 Dec 20
Several South Australian community organisations have been awarded RAA Regional Safety Grants to help them fund critical projects that will improve the safety and wellbeing of local communities. Among the fourteen grant recipients were sev..
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RAA urges boost to bicycle and road safety in the Adelaide Hills

20 Dec 20
New cycling infrastructure to reduce road trauma and promote tourism is one of the key RAA recommendations following its extensive assessment of the Adelaide Hills’ road network. Removing roadside hazards, upgrading intersections wit..
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RAA warns of air conditioner fire danger as temperatures rise

14 Dec 20
Surging summer temperatures spark a significant rise in Adelaide home fires, according to RAA Insurance claims data. The number of home fire claims in summer has been more than double the number of claims made in winter, RAA Insurance reco..
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Rise in regional road fatalities prompts RAA safety plea

14 Dec 20
Fatalities on the state’s regional roads have increased each year since 2017, RAA has revealed. This has prompted RAA to urge all road users to play their part in an effort to reduce further road trauma. Police figures show the annu..
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