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)
Drug drivers will face an automatic loss of licence under tough new drug-driving laws to be introduced to Parliament.
A new safety campaign has launched to send a powerful reminder to drivers to slow down and play their part in keeping our road crews safe.
Safety on country roads is set to be improved with resealing works and safety barrier installation.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises motorists of a change of speed limit on the Sturt Highway at Blanchetown from 110km/h to 80km/h.