The State government has established the Aboriginal Road Safety and Driving Licensing Program to address the disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal people in the driver licensing system and in road crashes. With Aboriginal driver licensing rates inversely proportional to those of non-Aboriginal people, the program provides Aboriginal people and communities with education, resources and practical support to help them get a driver’s licence.
The program also aims to improve road safety outcomes for Aboriginal people, who are currently two to three times more likely to be involved in a transport related fatal crash and 30% more likely to be seriously injured from a road crash than non-Aboriginal Australians. The focus is on being safer drivers and safer passengers.
To learn more and to access culturally appropriate information on road safety and driver licensing, visit the On the Right Track website.
Primary schools have until 22 Septermber 2017 to register for the 2018 Way2Go bike education program
To improve road safety in rural areas across the State, speed limits will be reduced from 110 or 100 km/h to 80 km/h on the approach at fourteen level crossings.
Traffic lights will be upgraded at the intersection of South Road and Sir Donald Bradman Drive.
Safety will soon be improved at the Angle Vale Road intersection with Curtis Road and McGee Road at Penfield Gardens.