Behavioural issues

Influencing the behaviour of road users is critical if we are to prevent death and serious injury on our roads. The reality is that if people obeyed speed limits, didn't drink or take drugs and drive, wore a seatbelt and were not distracted when driving - the road toll would significantly reduce.

Education provides the information that influences road users' decisions and continues to be a critical element in the State's approach to reducing fatalities and serious injuries. Road Safety initiatives lead to safer behaviours with mass communication campaigns.

Communication and education strategies are based on targeted road safety research with an emphasis on valuing responsible behaviour and empowering individuals to achieve positive road safety outcomes.

Latest news

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Southern Expressway Community Safety Initiatives

16 Jan 2019

The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.


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Speed Camera Audit

15 Jan 2019

The South Australian Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.


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Road safety works

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Safety to be improved on roads in the Upper North Area

12 Mar 2019

Works to improve safety on various sections of roads in the Upper North Area, including more than 41km of surfacing works, will begin on Saturday, 16 March.


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Safety to be improved on Goyder Highway

08 Mar 2019

Surfacing works to improve safety on Goyder Highway between Burra and Morgan are set to commence next week.


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