South Australia Police continually patrol the roads and highways in an effort to reduce the road toll and keep regions safe.
According to police, distracted driver puts themselves, their passengers and other road users in significant danger.
Mobile phones, children in back seats, activity on the road side, eating and drinking can all distract a driver.
If you are easily distracted, here are some tips to help you become a safer driver:
- Turn off your mobile phone
- Adjust all vehicle controls before setting off
- Take a break instead of eating, drinking, smoking or grooming yourself while driving
- Check a map before starting the journey to know what is ahead
- Ensure pets are properly restrained in the vehicle
- Make sure the vehicle's windscreens and mirrors are clean and unobstructed
A driver should avoid all distractions and keep their eyes on the road to ensure the safety of everyone in the wider travelling community.
A Eudunda woman in her 40s was arrested by Nuriootpa Police on June 11 for a warrant.
An Angaston man in his 40s was reported by Nuriootpa Police on June 13 for aggravated theft.
A Mount Pleasant woman in her 40s was reported by Mount Pleasant and Nuriootpa police on June 15 for three counts of theft.
A 37-year-old Tanunda woman was reported by Nuriootpa Police on June 15 for refusing a breath analysis. She received a 12 month loss of licence and her vehicle was impounded for 28 days.
An 18-year-old woman, of no fixed address, was reported by Nuriootpa Police on June 15 for driving while unlicensed, having never held a licence and drink driving with an alleged blood alcohol reading of 0.130.
SERIOUS CRIMINAL TRESPASS
A Makita chainsaw, two kayaks and a post hole digger were stolen after entry was gained to two sheds on a property in Hartnett Road, Hamley Bridge, between June 10 and 11.
A jewellery box containing assorted jewellery was stolen after entry was gained to a property in Auricht Avenue, Tanunda on June 11.
A petrol generator was stolen after a fence was cut and entry was gained to an unlocked grain shed at a property on Magdala Road, Hamley Bridge on June 11.
Three cast iron fittings for water pipes were stolen after access was gained to a property in Coleman Road, Pinkerton Plains, between May 27 and June 7.
A lost debit card was used on three occasions at a business premises in Murray Street, Tanunda on June 7.
A rear number plate was stolen from a vehicle parked in George Street, Williamstown, between June 7 and 10.
A quantity of battery powered power tools were stolen after entry was gained to a farm shed at a property on Almond Corner Road, Fords on June 11.
A bag, documents and bank cards were stolen after a car window was smashed to a vehicle parked in Mill Street, Tanunda on June 13.
Damage was caused to a rear brake light and an attempt was made to gain access to a vehicle parked in Second Street, Nuriootpa on June 12.
Make a report
If you notice anything suspicious in the region, please call police immediately on 131 444.
Timely reporting assists police in locating offenders and preventing further crime from occurring.