Consultation open for SA Road Safety Strategy
The South Australian Government is consulting on the draft South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031.
The Department for Infrastructure and Transport has developed a draft South Australia’s Road Safety Strategy to 2031.
Community consultation is now open via YourSAy and councils are encouraged to review the draft Strategy, provide a response and attend the consultation workshop on Wednesday 28 July. The draft Strategy has been developed with input from communities, stakeholders and road users across the State, including local government.
Councils have been involved throughout the development of the draft Strategy, including:
a series of webinars held in August 2020 which contributed to identifying priority issues, ambitions and principles;
feedback in relation to priority issues and ambitions during the October/November community consultation period;
three community workshops at key regional locations in areas associated with high levels of road trauma, namely Tintinara, Yorketown, and Loxton in March 2021; and
workshops specific to local government, updating on the development of the Strategy and a facilitated discussion on road safety challenges and how both levels of government can work better together to improve road safety were held in March 2021.
Overview of the draft Strategy
The draft Strategy is based on the Safe Systems approach and is based on these four pillars:
People make predictable mistakes that can lead to road crashes
The human body has a limited physical ability to tolerate harm
A shared responsibility exists amongst those who plan, design, build, manage and use roads and vehicles
All parts of the system must be strengthened to multiply their effects and if one part fails, road users are still protected.
The draft Strategy contains a range of useful background material which is useful in setting the scene for the importance of action.
The key focus areas of the draft Strategy are:
Road user behaviour
Regional and remote areas
Aboriginal road safety
Older road users
Walking, cycling and public transport
Young drivers and riders in regional and remote areas
Consultation via YourSAy closes 5pm Wednesday 1 September 2021