Small children are at risk from moving vehicles in low speed 'off road' locations such as driveways, yards and car parks.
On average, seven children are killed each year and 60 seriously injured after being hit or run over by a motor vehicle at home. Very young children are at greatest risk. 90% of children killed and 70% of those seriously injured are under five years of age.
The vehicle is usually only moving slowly and is often being driven by a parent, family member or friend.
We don't think of small children as being in danger in such a familiar and caring environment - but they are.
Even if your car has parking sensors or a video camera fitted, you may not notice a small child until it is too late to stop. And remember, children are run over by vehicles moving forward as well as reversing.
Kid Safe SA provides advice on how to keep children safe around vehicles at home. Keeping Children Safe around the Driveway (PDF) is available for parents and carers and contains a useful driveway safety checklist to prevent these incidents from occurring.
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.