South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031

We are developing a new Road Safety Strategy to reduce lives lost and serious injuries on our roads. The strategy will guide decisions and investment, with a focus on the safe movement of people throughout the State.

Road safety is a shared responsibility and input from communities and stakeholders across South Australia is critical for developing effective measures to reduce road trauma. The development of the Strategy will be guided by extensive consultation with stakeholders and the community.

To help form this strategy, we are using modelling by the Centre for Automotive Safety and Research regarding what is proven to reduce lives lost and serious injuries. We are also investigating issues that the statistics highlight as significant for South Australia, drawing on local, interstate and national research.

Every person in South Australia is a road user. Whether you drive, ride, walk or are a passenger, this is your opportunity to help shape a new road safety strategy to guide South Australia’s progress towards zero deaths and serious injuries.

Help us develop a new Road Safety Strategy and shape how we save lives, reduce serious injuries and deliver safer communities.

We want to better understand:

  • how you travel around your community
  • what you see as the goals for improving road safety over the next ten years
  • where issues are a priority to be addressed in the Road Safety Strategy.

What are the next steps?

The development of the Strategy will be guided by extensive consultation with stakeholders and the community. The phases of engagement are outlined below:

Phase 1 (Complete)

Engagement with key stakeholders.

Phase 2 (Complete)

Community consultation included online engagement via yourSAy and regional sessions in locations associated with high levels of road trauma.

Workshops were held in February 2021 in Yorketown, Tintinara and Loxton which gave these communities the opportunity to discuss road safety issues and identify local priorities.

Phase 3

The draft Road Safety Strategy to 2031 will soon be made available for feedback.

Phase 4

Publication of the final strategy.

For more information

For general enquiries, please email us at DIT.RoadSafety@sa.gov.au