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How to get to the Footy for free this AFL season

The State Government in partnership with AFL Clubs, Adelaide and Port Adelaide, is encouraging footy fans to catch the free Footy Express this season.

Gear up, footy fans! Adelaide’s AFL powerhouses, Adelaide and Port Adelaide, are inviting fans to hop on board the free Footy Express to ensure they get from A to B safely.

Dedicated Adelaide Oval Footy Express buses, trains, and trams await once again, offering complimentary rides to all ticket holders attending home games for the Crows and Port, including the upcoming Gather Round games next month.

Joining the ranks as the 2024 Footy Express Ambassadors are none other than Port Adelaide’s Brownlow Medallist, Ollie Wines, and three-time Crows Best and Fairest Winner, Rory Laird. Together, they’re spearheading a fresh Think! Road Safety initiative, urging fans to ditch the car and opt for stress-free transportation.

The campaign, fronted by Wines and Laird, sends a clear message: “Don’t Stress. Take the Footy Express.” It’s a rallying call to eliminate traffic woes and driver distractions en route to the games.

Citing research by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, alarming statistics reveal the toll of road incidents during AFL seasons from 2018 to 2022. With over 1,300 reported casualties, including serious injuries and fatalities, it’s evident that driver inattention played a significant role in 40% of fatal crashes. These sobering numbers underscore the urgent need for a change in driver behavior and mindset.

In 2023 alone, South Australia witnessed the loss of 117 lives on its roads, underscoring the critical importance of fostering a culture of responsible driving.

The Think! Road Safety campaign isn’t just confined to stadiums; it’s a widespread endeavor. From in-stadium messaging to digital screens at Adelaide Railway Station and across Adelaide Metro vehicles, the message resonates loud and clear. Additionally, it’s making waves across social media platforms, amplifying its reach and impact.

“Don’t Stress. Take the Footy Express” isn’t merely a slogan; it’s a testament to the State Government’s unwavering commitment to road safety. It’s an integral part of South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy, charting a course towards safer roads and communities by 2031.

So if you are heading to the Port Adelaide game against the Eagles this Sunday, jump on board the free Footy Express for a safe and convenient journey to the game.

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