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 in regards to what works to reduces lives lost and serious injuries. We are also investigating issues that the statistics highlight as problems tell us are significant issues in 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 (Currently Underway)

Community consultation including online engagement via yourSAy (now closed) and the following regional sessions in locations associated with high levels of road trauma:

Yorketown

Where: SYP Community Hub

When: Monday 15 February 2021

Time: Community Workshop 5-6pm, followed by drop in session for informal conversations 6-8pm

Tintinara

Where: Tintinara War Memorial Hall

When: Wednesday 17 February 2021

Time: Community Workshop 5-6pm, following by drop in session for information conversations 6-8pm

Loxton

Where: The Precinct, Loxton Recreation Complex

When: Monday 22 February 2021

Time: Community Workshop 5-6pm, followed by drop in session for informal conversations 6-8pm

These workshops will be an opportunity to meet to discuss road safety issues, identifying a set of priorities for our state-wide strategy from your local perspective.

All participants should register to attend the community workshops by:

Owing to COVID, social distancing efforts need to be observed. There will be spaced seating and sanitiser available. We do ask that you not attend if you are unwell or displaying any COVID symptoms.

Phase 3

Release of the draft Strategy for comment.

Once the current consultation (Phase 2) is closed, we will begin to develop the draft South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031. The draft Strategy will be available for feedback on yourSAy in 2021.

Phase 4

Publication of the final strategy.

For more information

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