27 Jul 2016
Visitors to South Australia are being better equipped to stay safe on the roads with the launch of a new video series.
Four videos are available in a range of languages including English, French, German, Chinese, Arabic and Dari, and will be promoted by hire car providers and tourism operators.
They explain the laws regarding driving on an overseas licence, the road rules and tips for driving safely on South Australian roads and in remote areas.
Developed in consultation with SA Police, Education Adelaide, Migration SA, Multicultural SA and the South Australian Tourism Commission, the videos will also be available to international students and new residents.
There were 17 fatal crashes and 10 serious injury crashes involving overseas drivers in South Australia from 2010-2014.
A ‘Welcome to South Australia – Know the Road Rules’ postcard has also been produced to encourage visitors to familiarise themselves with the road rules, licence requirements and to visit the website for information.
South Australian companies providing services to overseas visitors are encouraged to promote the videos, download the postcard and a Drive on Left in Australia windscreen sticker available on the MyLicence website.
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.