Influencing the behaviour of road users is critical if we are to prevent death and serious injury on our roads. The reality is that if people obeyed speed limits, didn't drink or take drugs and drive, wore a seatbelt and were not distracted when driving - the road toll would significantly reduce.
Education provides the information that influences road users' decisions and continues to be a critical element in the State's approach to reducing fatalities and serious injuries. Road Safety initiatives lead to safer behaviours with mass communication campaigns.
Communication and education strategies are based on targeted road safety research with an emphasis on valuing responsible behaviour and empowering individuals to achieve positive road safety outcomes.
Get your walking shoes on this Friday, 19 May 2017, for National Walk Safely to School Day.
To demonstrate the safety benefits of newer cars, ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) crash tested a 2015 Toyota Corolla with a 1998 Toyota Corolla. The test found that the driver of the older Corolla would likely have died as a result of the 64km/h collision, whereas the driver of the newer Corolla — which has a five-star safety rating — would have sustained minor injuries.
Safety will soon be improved at the Angle Vale Road intersection with Curtis Road and McGee Road at Penfield Gardens.
A total of 52 kilometres of audio tactile linemarking will be installed on various roads in the northern area of South Australia with works commencing Wednesday, 5 April 2017.