Road crash facts

Apart from the suffering of victims and their loved ones, the financial cost of road fatalities and injuries is over $1.5 billion each year for the South Australian community.

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 drugsPDF 56 kB
CyclistsPDF 56 kB
Heavy vehicle driversPDF 99 kB
Metropolitan AdelaidePDF 89 kB
MotorcyclistsPDF 90 kB
Older Road usersPDF 155 kB
PedestriansPDF  80 kB
Rural road crashesPDF 1.2 MB
Unlicensed driversPDF 64 kB
Young peoplePDF 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

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Think! Road Safety in regional South Australia as grain harvest gets underway

09 Nov 2020

As the weather starts to warm up across South Australia, grain harvest gets underway across our grain growing regions.


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Community Consultation Open - South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031

13 Oct 2020

The South Australian Government is developing a new strategy for the next ten years: South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031.


News archive

Road safety works

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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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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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