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THINK- ROAD SAFETY (An Initiative by Government of South Australia)

Think! Road Safety is a South Australian Government effort intended at encouraging drivers, cyclists, and walkers to consider their actions and behaviors while on the road, as well as informing all Southern Aussies that road mishaps can be prevented if everyone thinks about it.

1.) Road Safety Campaigns- Road safety campaigns are a great way to get the word out about how important it is to Road safety programmes are crucial in educating the public about the dangers that exist on our roads in order to decrease major injuries and fatalities in South Australia. The importance of messaging in improving road user behavior cannot be overstated. Our creative campaigns are meant to grab people's attention and persuade them to help build a safer road environment for everyone. Some of the campaigns are: Christmas campaigns, Anti- Drink driving campaign, Testimonial campaign, Drug driving campaign etc.

2.) Centre for Road Safety- The Barton Police Barracks has the Road Safety Centre, which provides road safety instruction to schools, businesses, and community groups. On the Road Safety Centre's Road Safety Session page, you may learn more about the Road Safety Centre's road safety sessions. In addition to fact sheets, posters, and other resources, the Road Safety Centre publishes fact sheets, posters, and other resources to raise awareness about the Fatal Five and to aid in the promotion of road safety. Items include in road safety centre:

a) Roadway dummy- The Road Safety Centre includes a mimic roadway where kids may learn about traffic laws, pedestrian safety, and bicycle safety in a safe environment. The simulated street allows children to become acquainted with:

  • road signs that are correct

  • Pedestrian protection

  • regulations of the road

The following items are found on the road:

  • a traffic light-controlled roundabout

  • crossings for walkers

  • Signs directing traffic

  • a circuitous route

On weekends and after 2.30 p.m. on weekdays, the simulated roadway is open to the public including school holidays. Please do not utilize the mock roadway if the 'DO NOT ENTER' signs are up because it is reserved for a SAPOL session. The mock roadway traffic lights are operational for seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and even from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. during standard time.

b.) Volunteering possibilities-

Volunteers are essential to the Road Safety Centre's success. At the Road Safety Centre, volunteers assist and support the delivery of road safety education classes. Volunteers assist the team of police officers or road safety educators in delivering the programmes to kids from across the state who visit the Centre on weekdays including school vacations. A typical session consists of a classroom presentation followed by a practical session on a simulated roadway.

3.) Report any unsafe driving-

a.) Whether by phone or in person, call 131 444 or go to any police precinct.

When writing a report, include the following information:

  • time, date, and location of the incident vehicle information.

  • include registration number and description of the vehicle specifics of the unsafe driving behavior you observed.

  • contact information for any witnesses.

  • Prepare and provide your name and contact information.

b.) Report through online mode- Fill out the online form for Traffic Watch. The data gathered by Traffic Watch will aid law enforcement in the following areas:

  • Determining future resource allocations, such as the deployment of our highway and metropolitan motorcycle and vehicle patrols, safety cameras, and the Traffic Tactical Unit.

  • Locating drug and alcohol testing facilities.

What does it mean to drive dangerously in Southern Australia?

The core of dangerous driving in South Australia is driving "unsafely, at a speed, or in a manner that is dangerous to the public." The criterion against which conduct will be judged is objective, and it focuses on the safety of other road users who are open to the public. In all countries, the word "drives dangerously" is defined by statute to encompass operating a motor vehicle at a speed or in a manner that is dangerous to the public in all circumstances. The relevant law in South Australia is Section 46 of the Road Traffic Act 1961.

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