The Car Pooling Project will improve the safety of the Pioneers players, Coaches, Officials and Fans Basketball team’s cars, used to travel to away games. The Safer Game Transport project will aim to influence players, coaches and volunteers to choose better transport options across their lives and throughout the community and offer safer travel to and from games.
For these away games travellers drive their cars in the dark, sometimes through terrible weather and after a full game, to get to and from the games. The risks associated with this travel have been identified and to mitigate these risks the Pioneers have highlighted the need for a safer transport.
The Car Pooling project was born out of this need. In 2015 there has already been 19 fatalities on South Australian Road’s. Over the last decade the annual total peaked at 147 in 2005.
To remove up to 30 cars off South Australian regional roads, including some that have drivers who may be fatigued, the Pioneers Board with the help of the Department Planning, Transport and Infrastructure and Motor Accident Commision will encourage carpooling by our travellers.
The project will bring about a change in road safety attitudes within the club and show the players and wider community that road safety is vitally important. These changes will also show the players that their safety is important and in turn they will be advocates for safe means of transport in all situations.
Please Contact Project Officer Michael Kosch 0408 838 905 for more details, or to participate in this exciting project.
Car Pooling is the preferred mode of transport for our Players, Coaches, Friends and Family when we hit the road! Thanks to DPTI and the Motor Accident Commision by Car pooling the 275 travellers on 16 journeys have saved 15,260 kilometres and taken 48 vehicles off the road.