Road crash facts

Apart from the suffering of victims and their loved ones, the social impacts are devastating to those affected, and the annual cost to the Australian economy has been estimated to be at least $27 billion.

Road crash reports

South Australia's Road Safety Annual Progress Reports

Road safety quarterly progress reports*

* Road safety quarterly progress reports were developed by Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) until 2016.

Annual crash fact sheets

These fact sheets are primarily sourced from the departments Road Crash Database, providing an in-depth look at the relevant key issues and statistics of each topic, addressing fatal and serious injury crashes.

Alcohol and drugs PDF 56 kB
Cyclists PDF 56 kB
Heavy vehicle drivers PDF 99 kB
Metropolitan Adelaide PDF 89 kB
Motorcyclists PDF 90 kB
Older Road users PDF 155 kB
Pedestrians PDF  80 kB
Rural road crashes PDF 1.2 MB
Unlicensed drivers PDF 64 kB
Young people PDF 298 kB

Local Government Association Maps and Regional Crash Fact Sheets

These fact sheets are produced at a regional level, the associated maps are produced at the LGA level.

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Latest news


Action to refuse registration of cars with critical defective Takata airbags expanded

06 Jan 2021

Additional vehicles registered in South Australia have now been identified as having been fitted with a “critical” Takata airbag, and will be refused registration to ensure the safety of all road users.


REMINDER: Temporary closure of intersection of South Road and Regency Road for bridge move

30 Dec 2020

As part of the Regency Road to Pym Street Project there will be a temporary partial closure of the South Road and Regency Road intersection from 5am Monday, 4 January, to 5am Monday, 11 January, weather permitting.

News archive

Road safety works


Final asphalt for Darlington Upgrade Project

07 Nov 2020

As part of the Darlington Upgrade Project, night and weekend works will be undertaken in the lowered motorway and on South Road to install the final layer of asphalt and line marking.


Heysen Tunnels maintenance works

06 Oct 2020

Motorists are advised of upcoming partial closures of the Heysen Tunnels to allow for essential safety maintenance works.

Road safety works archive


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