11 June 2015
The State government is encouraging motorcyclists to choose motorcycles fitted with anti-lock braking (ABS) technology that could significantly improve their safety.
Seven lives could have been saved and 57 serious injuries avoided in 2012 if all South Australian motorcycles had been fitted with anti-lock braking technology.
This information comes from the latest report from the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) at the University of Adelaide which investigated the benefits of ABS on motorcyclists.
Saving seven lives and avoiding 57 serious injuries would have meant a reduction of up to 50 per cent of South Australia’s serious motorcycle casualties that year.
The State Government’s new campaign aims to raise awareness among motorcycle riders about the benefits of ABS and to encourage them to consider this safety feature when choosing a new bike.
As part of the campaign, ABS swing tags are being supplied to all new motorcycle dealerships in South Australia to enable ABS-fitted motorcycles to be clearly identified, and a video has been released to explain the benefits.
Brochures and the video will be made available for riders who take part in a RiderSafe motorcycle rider training course. Seven new ABS equipped motorcycles have been purchased for at RiderSafe training locations across the State.
For further information visit the MyLicence webpage about ABS on motorcycles.
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.