St John and RAA working together to better prepared SA drivers for roadside emergency

St John and RAA working together to better prepared SA drivers for roadside emergency

15 August 2012

The two iconic brands of RAA and St John Ambulance are working together to make South Australian drivers better prepared for a roadside emergency.

In the five years 2007-2011, there were 32,132 crashes on South Australian roads involving at least one casualty. With 7,921 casualties in the state last year alone, drivers have to face the very real prospect of finding themselves involved in, or at the scene of a crash.
 
RAA’s General Manager Sales and Marketing, Tom Griffiths says that RAA’s commitment to providing a safer environment for all road users is a natural fit with St John Ambulance’s goal of providing valuable first aid knowledge and skills to the community.
 
Whatever your age or occupation, it pays to have first aid skills - because you can't learn them in the midst of a roadside emergency," said Mr Griffiths.
 
"St John Ambulance is Australia's leading provider of first aid training and we are very supportive of their goal to increase the number of drivers who have completed a first aid course, especially Learner Drivers," said Mr Griffiths.
 
The partnership incorporates a ‘More for Members’ discount of ten percent on St John first aid courses to RAA’s 600,000 members. A comprehensive range of St John’s first aid kits are also now available through the RAA shops network.
 
"RAA are clearly demonstrating their commitment to first aid by making more first aid products available to South Australians. I am enormously proud to be part of this partnership and hope that collectively RAA and St John can continue to produce quality outcomes that benefit the South Australian community," said Sharyn Mitten CEO, St John.
 
Every St John first aid kit comes with a CPR - DRSABCD step by step card and sticker with the range including boating, camping, motoring and off road kits.
 
"Importantly, proceeds from the sale of first aid kits are returned to St John volunteer activities including youth development, community care and first aid at events," said Ms Mitten.
 
To book a First Aid course go to www.raa.com.au/stjohn or view the range of St John First Aid Kits at www.raa.com.au/shop
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Casualty Facts:

For the 5-year period of 2007-2011 there were 32,132 crashes on SA roads resulting in at least one casualty. When compared to the overall number of crashes in SA, this represents 30% of the total.
 
These 32,132 "casualty crashes" resulted in 40,745 casualties.