16 February 2015
'Keep the Bromance Alive' is the message behind the Motor Accident Commission's latest regional road safety campaign.
The new television adverts share messages about three key road safety issues in regional South Australia - speeding, drink driving and seatbelts.
Last year 68 per cent of fatalities in South Australia occurred in rural areas – 73 of 108 deaths. In December alone, there were 16 fatal crashes in SA and 11 of those were in rural areas resulting in 15 deaths. In addition, 61 per cent of serious injury crashes last year occurred in rural areas.
The Keep the Bromance Alive campaign is not just targeting people who live in rural areas but also those who travel on regional roads.”
Shot in the Adelaide Plains township of Mallala, with locals cast in starring roles, the new commercial will air on regional and metropolitan television.
MAC General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said that research shows that one of the most important values in country towns is mateship.
“We want to encourage mates to speak up when they see another mate about to make a bad driving decision by giving them some examples of how they can do that," he said.
The commercial can also be viewed on the MAC website.
Friends and family members who are worried about someone’s fitness to drive can now access an online resource to support them with advice on what to do.
Motorists are advised that a new red light and speed camera will be activated at the Globe Derby Drive/Port Wakefield Road intersection, Globe Derby Park, on Wednesday, 8 January.
Works to improve ride quality will be undertaken on McIntyre Road between The Golden Way and Wright Road, commencing each night from 7pm, Tuesday, 18 February to 6am, Friday, 6 March, weather permitting.
The South Australian Government is delivering $7.39 million worth of essential resurfacing works to five sections of the South Eastern Freeway between Mount Barker and Callington, with night works beginning this week.