If you think you can get away with using your mobile while driving, think again. Everyone can see what you’re doing, including the police. In South Australia it will cost you $375 and 3 Demerit Points. Mobile distraction. It’s not a good look.
21% of drivers/riders killed in fatal crashes in the first 11 months of 2011 had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) over 0.05 compared to 31% of drivers/riders killed with an illegal BAC over the same period in 2010.
Young people aged 16‐24 years accounted for 11% (11) of road fatalities in 2011, compared to 26% (31) of fatalities in this age group in 2010. This is also lower than the 28% (33) of fatalities in this age group for the previous 5 years (2006‐2010).
In South Australia, speeding was identified as a contributing factor in an estimated 36% of fatal crashes between 2009 and 2011.
Infringement data from the South Australia Police shows 38 per cent of expiation notices issued in 2011 were for speeding by less than 10km/h over the limit, while about 79 per cent were for speeding by less than 15km/h over the limit.