04 May 2015
The Adelaide Oval and Riverbank Bridge will be lit yellow from Monday 4 May to Sunday 10 May as part of Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week.
This is the second year the Adelaide Oval has joined iconic landmarks across the country turning yellow to promote road safety.
Lighting the landmarks not only symbolises the commitment to protecting vulnerable road users but also remembering those who have been injured or killed in road crashes. With 1200 Australians killed and 30,000 seriously injured, the impact of road trauma on our Australian community is enormous.
This year’s Yellow Ribbon campaign also supports the United Nations theme of 'Children and Road Safety'. Every year around the world, more than 180,000 children die from road traffic crashes.
The State Government is asking people to display a yellow ribbon on their vehicles to show their support.
Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week is an initiative of Safer Australian Roads and Highway (SARAH).
SARAH President Mr Peter Frazer said a key message of Road Safety Week was everyone had a responsibility to actively look after each other on our roads and highways. "And by flying a yellow ribbon, you are not only showing that you ‘Drive So Others Survive!’ but that you stand in solidarity with those tens of thousand of Australians affected by road trauma,” Mr Frazer said.
SARAH was founded by Peter Frazer following the tragic death of his daughter Sarah in New South Wales in February 2012. Ms Frazer and a tow truck driver were killed after being hit by a passing truck whilst waiting in an emergency lane following a breakdown.
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.
Works to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road, Duthy Street and Harrow Terrace, Kingswood will occur this weekend; Saturday and Sunday, 20 and 21 April.
New traffic lights and more right-hand turn lanes will be added to the junction of Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, in Para Hills, as part of a $7.23 million safety upgrade set to commence on Sunday.