21 May 2015
Parents are encouraged to walk their primary school children to school on Friday 22 May to help teach them safe pedestrian behaviour and road awareness.
It’s important for parents to equip their children with the practical skills needed to safely navigate roads, cross at intersections and be a responsible pedestrian. Walking them to school helps them develop the vital road crossing skills they will need when they are old enough to walk or ride to school on their own.
The national event is now in its 16th year. For further information visit the National Walk Safely to School Day website.
Another positive to this event is that walking regularly at an early age has long term health benefits, with recent studies showing that walking to school is associated with higher overall physical activity throughout the day.
This week we focus our attention on workplace safety during Safe Work Australia Week – an annual reminder to make health and safety a priority in our day-to-day duties at work.
Our department has scooped the pool at the 2016 Intelligent Transport Systems Australia National Awards winning two awards recognising our leadership in connected and autonomous vehicle technology.
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.