29 Apr 2016
Road Safety Minister Peter Malinauskas has announced that European ECE 22.05 standard helmets are now legal to be worn by motorcyclists in South Australia.
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) 22.05 was developed from an in depth study of head injuries to motorcycle riders and is used in Europe and many other countries around the world.
The Road Traffic (Miscellaneous) Regulations 2014 have also been updated to remove outdated British Standards and Japanese helmet models all pre-dating 1988.
Provisions allowing a bicycle helmet to be used by a motorcycle passenger under the age of six years have also been removed.
These changes mean that helmets worn by motorcyclists in South Australia must meet any of three standards and bear a relevant certification mark:
These helmet standards are approved for use in the majority of states and territories.
For more information on motorcycle helmets and protective clothing visit http://mylicence.sa.gov.au/my-motorcycle-licence/the-riders-handbook/protective-clothing
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.