Effective Community Road Safety Groups tend to have good relationships with their local council, Police and Emergency Services workers, local businesses and community.
Being well connected can encourage people to join your group, generate new ideas, and provide ways for people to learn new skills and increase supporters and partners for projects. Being well connected also helps build the capacity and well-being of your community.
To find more people who may be interested or want to be involved, it is helpful to consider who would be affected by or interested in the issue or project. This can range from individuals from various demographics, community organisations and groups, local businesses and peak bodies. One way to connect with these people is to keep the community regularly informed about what your group it is doing or wishes to do and invite them to be involved on a regular or project basis.
The Living Neighbourhoods website has helpful tips on how to get people involved in your projects from your local community.
The Youth Affairs Council SA (YACSA) is the peak body that represents and advocates for young people in South Australia. If you are looking to engage with young people about a specific road safety issue or project, contact the YACSA for information and support on how to effectively engage or involve them.
Using social media can be a great way to help stay connected with each other and your community wider community.
A few helpful tips on how to best utilise social media are:
To learn more about how to use social media, visit the following websites:
The South Australian Government is developing a new strategy for the next ten years: South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031.
All remaining cars fitted with a critical defective Takata type airbag inflator will now be refused registration in South Australia from Monday, 10 August until they are rectified, to ensure the safety of all road users.
Motorists are advised of upcoming partial closures of the Heysen Tunnels to allow for essential safety maintenance works.
Works to improve ride quality will be undertaken on McIntyre Road between The Golden Way and Wright Road, commencing each night from 7pm, Tuesday, 18 February to 6am, Friday, 6 March, weather permitting.