21 May 2015
Parents are encouraged to walk their primary school children to school on Friday 22 May to help teach them safe pedestrian behaviour and road awareness.
It’s important for parents to equip their children with the practical skills needed to safely navigate roads, cross at intersections and be a responsible pedestrian. Walking them to school helps them develop the vital road crossing skills they will need when they are old enough to walk or ride to school on their own.
The national event is now in its 16th year. For further information visit the National Walk Safely to School Day website.
Another positive to this event is that walking regularly at an early age has long term health benefits, with recent studies showing that walking to school is associated with higher overall physical activity throughout the day.
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.