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Check the safety rating before you buy a used car
1 Sep 15
Consumers looking to buy a used car have plenty of safe cars to choose from, with more than 40 per cent of used vehicles tested scoring excellent or good in the 2015 Used Car Safety Ratings guide. Road Safety Minister Tony Piccolo said the..
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Electric cars look to disrupt the motoring industry
26 Aug 15
A car with enough power to go from 0 to 100kpm in 3.9 seconds, plus luxury features like internet connection, defrosting windscreen wipers and a heated steering wheel. It sounds like something from a science-fiction movie, but it’s a..
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Regional motorists benefit from fair fuel prices
19 Aug 15
Regional fuel prices were cheaper than Adelaide on most days in July, meaning country motorists are still getting fair fuel prices. RAA Senior Analyst Chris West said in the latest Regional Fuel Ratings, the overall score was 3.3 out of 5,..
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Claims data reveals women are the safest drivers
17 Aug 15
Women are safest in the driving seat, new insurance claims figures from RAA indicate today. While a hot debate on who is the better driver has gone on since cars first hit the roads, the latest data offers clues to driving ability. Out of..
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Taking important road safety lessons to the outback
12 Aug 15
Street Smart Primary will expand into outback South Australia and the Northern Territory this term, thanks to an international road safety grant. RAA Senior Manager Community Education Ben Haythorpe said the program has been granted 5000 E..
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World renowned scenario planner helps business leaders plot the future of South Australia
7 Aug 15
A group of leading South Australian businesses have banded together to bring world renowned scenario planner, Clem Sunter, to Adelaide to help plot the future of South Australia. Mr Sunter’s work has been credited with playing a majo..
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More elderly people seek help in cold winter
29 Jul 15
With one of the coldest South Australian winters for over 30 years, RAA has reported a 10 per cent increase in elderly people calling for emergency help. This winter, RAA has handled over 880 calls per month from elderly people raising the..
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Much needed funding injection for risky regional roads
27 Jul 15
RAA is pleased to see a whole raft of roads nominated in its Risky Roads campaign have received funding for important safety upgrades. Most recently, the Federal Government committed $800,000 to improve the intersection of Wireless and Pen..
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Ready to learn from driverless car trials on South Australian roads
21 Jul 15
Driverless cars will be road-tested on local roads in November this year, and RAA is excited to see what results the trials will reveal. RAA General Manager Public Affairs Penny Gale said she’s proud that South Australia will be the ..
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Regional Fuel Ratings annual report card far from glowing for SA
13 Jul 15
When reviewing the past 12 months, SA regional fuel retailers have plenty of room to improve, but thankfully country motorists have enjoyed fair prices to finish the financial year. RAA Senior Analyst Chris West said most SA country retaile..
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