03 Nov 2014
A trial targeting the safety of drivers on unsealed roads in the Yankalilla District Council will soon begin.
New advisory signs will ask drivers to exercise their judgement and drive to the conditions. The aim of the trial is to provide a visual reminder that people should drive appropriately on unsealed roads, where the surface can often be unpredictable.
Drivers will also be advised to go no more than 80km/h on the roads that have been identified as part of the trial.
The District Council of Yankalilla has been working with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure to select the suitable trial roads, which have been assessed, with speed data collected:
To help in the evaluation of the trial, speed surveys will be conducted for two weeks after the installation of the advisory signs.
The project is the first to be undertaken on selected roads across a whole council area.
This initiative forms part of the Road Safety Action Plan 2013-2016 that aims to reduce serious road casualties by at least 30 per cent by 2020, as outlined in Towards Zero Together - South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy 2020.
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We have launched our new online Road Works Schedule to provide the community with a forward view of upcoming Departmental road works and traffic restrictions on the arterial road network across the State.
Sections of seven roads in the Riverland, Murray Mallee and Murray Bridge will be resealed improving safety and extending the life of each road.