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.
Drug drivers will face an automatic loss of licence under tough new drug-driving laws to be introduced to Parliament.
A new safety campaign has launched to send a powerful reminder to drivers to slow down and play their part in keeping our road crews safe.
18 kilometres of road resurfacing works on Barrier Highway will commence on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 to improve safety.
Safety on the Flinders Highway will soon be improved with safety barrier installation, shoulder sealing and line marking works commencing today.