30 Dec 2011
Road Safety Minister, Jennifer Rankine says this year’s road toll of 102 fatalities is currently three above the record low of 99 deaths in 2008, but around 14 per cent lower than last year’s figure of 118.
“According to the latest SAPOL figures, serious injuries on our roads this year are tracking to be under 1,000 for the first time (978 as of midnight December 29) and are significantly lower that last year’s figure of 1050.
Visitors to South Australia are being better equipped to stay safe on the roads with the launch of a new video series.
Road Safety Minister Peter Malinauskas has announced that European ECE 22.05 standard helmets are now legal to be worn by motorcyclists in South Australia.
Sections of seven roads in the Riverland, Murray Mallee and Murray Bridge will be resealed improving safety and extending the life of each road.
The second stage of a $9 million upgrade of a major rural road connecting the upper Yorke Peninsula towns of Bute and Kulpara will begin in March.