eNews March 2014

1 March 2014

New and recent changes to road rules

Among a series of road rules amendments that came into operation in March 2014 are changes affecting:

  • heavy vehicles (related to minimum distances between long vehicles and use of portable warning triangles for vehicles over 12 tonnes)
  • driving across a dividing strip with a pavement bar
  • motorcycle riders using mobile phones as a GPS
  • child restraints (specifying when a child aged four to seven may sit in the front seat of a vehicle).


These follow amendments in January 2014 that:

  • allow adults to ride a bicycle on the footpath while accompanying child cyclists
  • allow bicycle riders to enter green holding areas at traffic lights other than from a bicycle lane
  • introduce a new $340 expiation fee for longboarding under particular road conditions.

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High powered vehicles definition is changing

South Australia has adopted the national definition for high powered vehicle restrictions for provisional licence drivers.

The change, which came into effect on 1 March, introduces a power-to-weight ratio limit of no greater than 130 kW/t for vehicles manufactured in or after 2010.

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Changes to protect young drivers start in July

Changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme (GLS) aimed at keeping young, inexperienced drivers safe will come into operation from Monday 28 July.

The changes include passenger and night-time restrictions during the first year of driving unsupervised, which is when young drivers are at greatest risk.

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Drivers Handbook – new edition

The latest version of this guide for drivers in South Australia is now out.

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Northern Connector lines painted black in new trial

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Black contrasting line marking, aimed at improving road safety and visibility, will be trialled on the Northern Connector in a state-first.

The new line marking will require the temporary full closure of the Northern Connector to all southbound traffic, and the temporary partial closure to northbound traffic, next weekend.


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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.


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Northern Connector lines painted black in new trial

01 Apr 2021

Black contrasting line marking, aimed at improving road safety and visibility, will be trialled on the Northern Connector in a state-first.

The new line marking will require the temporary full closure of the Northern Connector to all southbound traffic, and the temporary partial closure to northbound traffic, next weekend.


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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.


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