Road crash facts

Apart from the suffering of victims and their loved ones, the financial cost of road fatalities and injuries is about $1 billion each year for the South Australian community.

Road safety progress reports

Road crash reports

South Australia's Road Safety Annual Progress Reports

Annual crash fact sheets

These fact sheets are primarily sourced from the departments Road Crash Database, providing an in-depth look at the relevant key issues and statistics of each topic, addressing fatal and serious injury crashes.

Alcohol and drugsPDF 56 kB
CyclistsPDF 56 kB
Heavy vehicle driversPDF 99 kB
Males and femalesPDF 198 kB
Metropolitan AdelaidePDF 89 kB
MotorcyclistsPDF 90 kB
Older road usersPDF 155 kB
PedestriansPDF  80 kB
Rural road crashesPDF 1.2 MB
Unlicensed driversPDF 64 kB
Young peoplePDF 298 kB

Local Government Association Maps and Regional Crash Fact Sheets

These fact sheets are produced at a regional level, the associated maps are produced at the LGA level.

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Latest news

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Southern Expressway Community Safety Initiatives

11 Dec 2018

The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.


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Cars with defective Takata ‘Alpha’ type airbag inflators to be refused registration in South Australia from 1 November 2018

08 Sep 2018

The South Australian Registrar of Motor Vehicles will refuse the registration of light vehicles fitted with defective Takata ‘Alpha’ type airbag inflators from 1 November 2018 until they are rectified to ensure the safety of all road users.


News archive

Road safety works

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Temporary closure of South Road (northbound) from Friday 5 October

28 Sep 2018

The lowered motorway constructed as part of the $801 million Torrens Road to River Torrens Project Torrens will be opened to traffic on Saturday 29 September.


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Safety improvements to the Main North Road intersection with Dalkeith Road and Smith Road

04 Sep 2018

Preliminary works for the upgrade of the Main North Road intersection with Dalkeith Road and Smith Road are currently underway, with Telstra early works to commence from Wednesday 5 September.


Road safety works archive