Road users

Young road users, older road users, cyclists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, Aboriginal road users and heavy vehicles drivers all have a role to play in the safe use of the road network.

Towards Zero Together - South Australia's Road Safety Strategy 2020 supports the priority actions outlined in the Road Safety Action Plan 2011-2012

Road safety begins and ends with road users. And all road crash statistics involve road users.

Pedestrians, cyclists and riders of motorcycles, horses and skateboards; drivers of cars and heavy vehicles; the young, the elderly, the disabled; novice drivers, new arrivals and international visitors - all road users should know their responsibilities and respect the rights of all who share our roads.

A fair proportion of our road users are considered vulnerable, in that they do not have the protection of a rigid vehicle, they move more slowly and are not as visible as others. Vulnerable road users - pedestrians, cyclists, scooters and skaters, the elderly and the young – also share both the right to be safe on the road and the responsibility of knowing road rules and being courteous to others.

 


 

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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.


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All cars with “critical” defective Takata airbags to be refused registration in South Australia

07 Aug 2020

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.


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Road safety works

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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.


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McIntyre Road night works

17 Feb 2020

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.


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