Action Plan 2011 & 2012
Towards ZERO Together, South Australia's Road Safety Strategy 2020 sets the direction for reducing serious casualty trauma by at least 30 percent during the decade.
TARGETS – less than 80 fatalities and less than 800 serious injuries by 2020
The priority actions and complementary measures that will be undertaken in 2011 and 2012 to help achieve these targets are outlined in this action plan.
|Focus Area||Priority Actions 2011 & 2012|
|Safe and credible speeds||
|Licensing and education||
|Road user behaviour||
|(DTEI) Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure, (LG) Local Government, (SAPOL) South Australia Police, (DPLG) Department of Planning and Local Government, (DECS) Department of Education and Children’s Services, (RAA) Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, (MAC) Motor Accident Commission, (CASR) Centre for Automotive Safety Research.|
These complementary measures will support and enhance the priority actions.
- Initiate a review of high crash risk intersections in the metropolitan area with a view to implementing measures that increase safety.
- Demonstrate safe intersection approach treatments on high crash risk rural arterial roads.
- Refocus the State Black Spot Program guidelines to ensure they are fully integrated with safe system principles.
- Continue implementation of shoulder sealing and roadside and median wire rope barriers at high crash risk roads and locations.
- Identify roads where cycle/shared paths can be better defined to achieve physical separation.
- Continue to incorporate measures for cyclists/pedestrians in major infrastructure projects.
Improve compliance by:
- Installing average speed detection systems on major highways radiating out from Adelaide.
- Installing two fixed safety cameras each year for four years at mid-block points on metropolitan arterial roads and at school pedestrian crossings.
- Facilitating Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) systems through the development of a state-wide digital speed limit map.
- Mandate 5 star Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) safety rating for passenger vehicles, and 4 stars for light commercial vehicles in the State Government fleet.
- Encourage fleet buyers and local government to purchase the safest vehicles in their respective class.
- Increase the number of participating dealerships in South Australia’s ANCAP Stars on Cars program.
- Implement a SA minimum standard for vehicle frontal protection systems (bull bars).
- Increase detection of drink and drug driving offenders.
- Continue to deploy and strengthen policing resources to high crash risk roads.
- Enhance targeting of dangerous drivers and riders.
- Increase enforcement of offences which contribute to driver distraction such as mobile phones, GPS and other navigation devices whilst driving.
- Increase the use of technology, such as automated number plate recognition, in detecting high risk drivers and riders.
- Develop targeted road safety campaigns integrated with enforcement operations that address compliance with speed limits, drinking and drug driving, restraints and driver distractions.
- Evaluate road safety campaigns to ensure positive changes in awareness, attitudes and behaviour.
- Establish a program to increase the numbers of Aboriginal people who obtain and retain a driver’s licence.
- Work with child restraint service experts to improve child restraint wearing in Aboriginal communities.
Managing for results
- Analyse and report on what is required to achieve the road safety targets and reduce trauma.
- Facilitate the development of model road safety action plan templates for local government.
- Encourage the private sector to play a role in promoting road safety benefits.
- Review and prioritise community education programs to target key road safety topics, including speed, restraints and fatigue.
- Support continued funding of the Centre for Automotive Safety Research to undertake road safety research.
- Continue to promote knowledge transfer programs that exchange information and build capacity for road safety activities.