29 Apr 2016
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.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 22.05 was developed from an in depth study of head injuries to motorcycle riders and is used in Europe and many other countries around the world.
The Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2014 have also been updated to remove outdated British Standards and Japanese helmet models all pre-dating 1988.
Provisions allowing a bicycle helmet to be used by a motorcycle passenger under the age of six years have also been removed.
These changes mean that helmets worn by motorcyclists in South Australia must meet any of three standards and bear a relevant certification mark:
These helmet standards are approved for use in the majority of states and territories.
For more information on motorcycle helmets and protective clothing visit http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/my-motorcycle-licence/the-riders-handbook/protective-clothing
The South Australian Government is committed to the introduction of a heavy vehicle inspection scheme to identify, monitor and mitigate un-roadworthiness of heavy vehicles on South Australian roads.
As part of Operation Moving Traffic, extended clearways will be installed on Glen Osmond Road, Fullarton Road and Main North Road to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion during the morning and afternoon peak periods.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will be improving safety and traffic flow on Montague Road at the Port Wakefield Road intersection with Churchill Road North at Cavan.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) will commence night works on Sunday, 18 March 2018, to upgrade the intersection of Anzac Highway, Brighton Road and Tapleys Hill Road.