17 Jun 2014
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) has launched road rule refresher videos that have been translated into two Aboriginal languages for people living on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.
Minister for Road Safety, Tony Piccolo said the videos have been translated as part of an Aboriginal language translation project.
“This is about equal access to our services,” Mr Piccolo said. “We’re removing the language barrier for Aboriginal people who do not speak English, or for whom English is a second language – making it easier for them to learn about road rules and road safety.
“As part of the project, DPTI consulted and engaged with translators from APY Lands in the far north of South Australia to translate 11 out of the 13 commonly misunderstood road rule refresher videos.”
The videos are now available in English, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara via the department’s My Licence website (www.mylicence.sa.gov.au) and will help Anangu better understand their obligations when they’re on the road, and have equal access to these important road safety resources.
Mr Piccolo said that initiatives such as these form part of the Government’s strategy to reduce death and injury on our roads.
“It is vital for all road users to understand our rules, so we are all safe when travelling,” Mr Piccolo said. “It will be especially important in helping people prepare for their learner theory test, as well as acting as a good refresher for people who currently hold their licence.”
For further information about the project contact Aboriginal Road Safety and Driver Licensing Program via firstname.lastname@example.org.
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