30 Dec 2011
Road Safety Minister, Jennifer Rankine says this year’s road toll of 102 fatalities is currently three above the record low of 99 deaths in 2008, but around 14 per cent lower than last year’s figure of 118.
“According to the latest SAPOL figures, serious injuries on our roads this year are tracking to be under 1,000 for the first time (978 as of midnight December 29) and are significantly lower that last year’s figure of 1050.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
The South Australian Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
The lowered motorway constructed as part of the $801 million Torrens Road to River Torrens Project Torrens will be opened to traffic on Saturday 29 September.
Preliminary works for the upgrade of the Main North Road intersection with Dalkeith Road and Smith Road are currently underway, with Telstra early works to commence from Wednesday 5 September.