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Road rules and safety

Join in the fun - Our Road Safety Centre has developed some special road safety activities for children and parents to do at home. If you would like to join in and learn more about road safety then keep an eye out for SAPOL Road Safety on Instagram, SAPOL on Facebook or our web page for all the details.  

Activities will be released over a 10-week period and cover topics such as crossing the road safely, passenger safety, walking safely and safe places to play, bike safety, and Triple Zero emergency calls.

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 five main causes of road trauma on South Australian roads are:

  • drink and drug driving
  • speeding
  • distraction
  • seatbelts
  • dangerous road users.

Learn more about the Fatal Five and Road safety resources

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 resources from SAPOL

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