Walk with Care is a road safety program that addresses the issue of pedestrians over 60 years of age who are killed or injured in road crashes in South Australia.
Crashes involving older pedestrians occur mainly on routine trips to local shops and recreation venues, often within one kilometre of the person’s home.
Who is involved?
Program participants include
These groups work together to identify and reduce road dangers to older pedestrians through
Walk with Care program gives older pedestrians and community groups the opportunity to discuss local road safety issues and concerns.
The information gathered from a Walk with Care survey and discussion groups helps Transport SA and local council
Engineering solutions, with the exception of push button pedestrian crossings are usually low cost, relatively easy to implement and highly effective. Treatments could include
The Walk with Care program was first piloted in the City of Unley in 2000. Following its success, a new program commenced in the City of West Torrens, City of Holdfast Bay and the City of Prospect.
The following Walk with Care publications (PDF documents) will help you enjoy safer walking and wheelchair use.
|Walking with Care|
|Walking with Care and being seen|
|Walking with Care at traffic lights|
|Walking with Care at roundabouts|
|Being aware of your capabilities: Pedestrians with impaired hearing or vision|
|Being aware of your capabilities: Pedestrians with reduced mobility|
|Walking with Care when using buses|