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Road rules and safety

Road rules are there to ensure the safety of all road users.

Breaking basic road rules contributes to thousands of avoidable crashes resulting in injuries and fatalities every year.

In South Australia the road rules are covered by the:

How well do you know the Road Rules?

Find out how well you know the road rules:

Road safety tips

The main causes of road deaths and serious injuries are:

  • speeding
  • drink and drug driving
  • inattention and complacency
  • not wearing seatbelts
  • fatigue.

Learn about safer driving behaviours on the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure website.

Find out how to drive safely on the Motor Accident Commission website.

Road safety education programs

South Australia Police (SAPOL) offers traffic education programs and road safety presentations to schools, businesses and community groups.

Find out more about SAPOL's road safety education program.

Related information

SAPOL's Traffic news page

Road safety news - from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure's Towards Zero Together site