Share the roads safely

Components of the Santos Tour Down Under have already started in South Australia, with the main race starting on Tuesday 21 January.  The Tour will see an increase in the numbers of cyclists on our roads and it’s a timely reminder that during 2019 four cyclists lost their lives in South Australia and 72 sustained serious injuries.

In order to help keep all road users safe, South Australia Police have again commenced Operation Safe Cycling, which aims to deter high risk driving and riding behaviours by motorists and cyclists that contribute to death and serious injuries.

During the state-wide traffic operation which runs until 26 January, road users and the community can expect to see a highly visible police presence in all areas, and particularly in the vicinity of each stage of the Tour Down Under.

The operation is a perfect opportunity for everyone in the community to acknowledge that road safety is a shared responsibility.

Neighbourhood Watch volunteers and community members are reminded to stay safe on our roads in 2020, as we have some exciting plans to use your valuable skills as SAPOL implements its District Policing Teams later in the year.

Need a refresher on cycling road rules and safety click here.

Keep your bike secure by following our bike theft prevention video or bicycle security poster.

If you are following the Tour Down Under, remember to lock your car and don’t leave valuables inside it.

For information about the Tour Down Under click here.

Lastly SAPOL also has a road safety display at the Tour Village where you can pop in and get some road safety goodies and helpful resources.

The display will be set up for the following times:

  • Saturday, 18 January 2020 - 3pm - 8pm
  • Sunday, 19 January 2020 - 11.30am to 7pm
  • Monday, 20 January 2020 - 1pm to 8pm
  • Tuesday, 21 January 2020 - 1pm to 6pm
  • Wednesday, 22 January 2020 - 1pm to 6pm
  • Thursday, 23 January 2020 - 1pm to 6pm
  • Friday, 24 January 2020 - 1pm to 6pm
  • Saturday, 25 January 2020 - 1pm to 8pm

On Sunday, 19 January, a mini mock roadway will also be set up on Wakefield Street, Adelaide from 9am to 12pm. Staff from the Road Safety Centre will be there to educate children on road safety by using this mini mock roadway.

Stay safe in 2020.