10-Year Road Rules Tests, More Regional Education Among Road Safety Recommendations

June 27, 2024 4:35 pm in by
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The RAA, State Government and SA Police have released their recommendations to tackle SA’s road safety issues, following their roundtable in May.

Suggestions include motorists having to pass a road rules test every time their licence is up for renewal, an expansion of regional road safety education programs and a ban on headphones for motocyclists and drivers.

A reduction in some local speed limits and further education regarding the impacts of alcohol have also been put forward as key measures.

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The RAA has also reiterated its desire for more road infrastructure funding to be released by both the State and Federal governments.

The state’s 10-year Road Safety Strategy and Action Plan targets a 50% reduction in lives lost and 30% reduction in serious injuries by 2031.

SA Police data shows SA is not on track to meet these targets, with 99 lives lost and 807 series injuries on our roads in the 12 months to the end of March 2024, putting SA 18% and 23% above the targets respectively.

Listen below to RAA Senior Traffic Engineer Matthew Vertudaches’ conversation about the recommendations with ARN Regional‘s Chris Guscott on Around SA: