Road crash facts

Apart from the suffering of victims and their loved ones, the financial cost of road fatalities and injuries is about $1 billion each year for the South Australian community.

Road safety progress reports

Road crash reports

South Australia's Road Safety Annual Progress Reports

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
Males and femalesPDF 198 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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Changes to CTP in South Australia

19 May 2019

From 1 July 2019, your Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance will be your choice.


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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.


News archive

Road safety works

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Heysen Tunnels routine maintenance works

08 May 2019

Motorists are advised there will be a closure of the Heysen Tunnels this week on the night of May 10 to allow for routine maintenance activities to occur.


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Additional southbound lane restrictions for the Darlington Upgrade Project

06 May 2019

The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) advises motorists that lane restrictions for southbound traffic on Main South Road will be in place at the Darlington Upgrade Project for remediation works in the lowered motorway caused by recent rain.


Road safety works archive


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