The Road Safety Action Plan 2013-2016 is the next chapter towards achieving our target 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.
It has been led by the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in collaboration with SAPOL, Motor Accident Commission, RAA, Local Government Association and the Centre for Automotive Safety Research, with input provided by 42 organisations on the Road Safety Stakeholder Reference Group.
The Action Plan highlights the key priority actions under the areas of:
• Investing in Safer Roads
• Creating Safer Communities & Neighbourhoods
• Encouraging Safer Behaviours
• Continuously Improving the Licensing System
• Using New Technologies
• Better Informed Communities.
We have come a long way in reducing road trauma in South Australia and with the benefit of improved research, information and technology and through the efforts of a committed community we are confident that more can be done.
Together we’re working towards making South Australia an even better place to live, work and play in a culture where a premium is placed on safety and wellbeing.
Read more about the Road Safety Action Plan 2013-2016 in our fact sheets:
Aboriginal road users (PDF 390KB)
Cyclists (PDF 565KB)
Heavy vehicle drivers (PDF 479KB)
Motorcyclists (PDF 485KB)
Older road users (PDF 636KB)
Pedestrians (PDF 495KB)
Young road users (PDF 673KB)
Get your walking shoes on this Friday, 19 May 2017, for National Walk Safely to School Day.
To demonstrate the safety benefits of newer cars, ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) crash tested a 2015 Toyota Corolla with a 1998 Toyota Corolla. The test found that the driver of the older Corolla would likely have died as a result of the 64km/h collision, whereas the driver of the newer Corolla — which has a five-star safety rating — would have sustained minor injuries.
Safety will soon be improved at the Angle Vale Road intersection with Curtis Road and McGee Road at Penfield Gardens.
A total of 52 kilometres of audio tactile linemarking will be installed on various roads in the northern area of South Australia with works commencing Wednesday, 5 April 2017.