The Motor Accident Commission (MAC) congratulates its cycling ambassador, South Australian world-champion cyclist Anna Meares, on her Gold Medal win at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Ms Meares is Ambassador for the MAC Be Safe, Be Seen cycling road safety campaign.
“Anna is not only a champion of the track, she champions safe road cycling and we feel very privileged to have her as our ambassador,” General Manager Road Safety Michael Cornish said.
Ms Meares shares the following advice as part of her MAC Cycling Ambassador role:
- Set bike lights to flash in the day, as well as at night time. The flashing helps draw attention to your position on the road.
- What you wear will get you noticed. Wear light and bright clothes to help you stand out from the crowd.
- Motorists also need to be vigilant and regularly check their mirrors for riders who could be travelling alongside their vehicle, and always scan for riders at intersections.
Mr Cornish said drivers also need to play their part and be particularly careful to look for riders
whenever they are changing lanes, turning into a side street, or pulling out into traffic.
“Usually a crash occurs because the driver hasn’t seen the rider – a careful second look could
prevent a crash,” Mr Cornish said.
See Anna’s Be Safe Be Seen videos on the MAC website here: