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Road safety centre

Keeping safe on the road - online activities Topic 1Join 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.

National Award Winner: SA Police's Road Safety Centre school holiday program has won a national accolade in the 2020 Australian Road Safety Foundation awards

The Road Safety Centre, located at Thebarton Police Barracks on Port Road, offers traffic education programs and road safety presentations to schools, businesses and community groups. Find out more information on the Road safety education page.

The Road Safety Centre also produces fact sheets, posters and other resources to promote the Fatal Five and smarter choices.

SAPOL's mock roadway

The Road Safety Centre features a mock roadway where young cyclists learn about road and traffic safety in a safe environment. The mock roadway helps children to become familiar with:

  • correct road signage
  • pedestrian safety
  • road rules.

The roadway includes:

  • an intersection with traffic lights
  • pedestrian crossings
  • a roundabout
  • traffic signs.

The mock roadway is available for community use on weekdays from 8am to 10am and 2.30pm to 6pm (8pm during daylight saving) and on weekends from 8am to 6pm (8pm during daylight saving). It is available free of charge but you need to bring your own bike or scooter and safety equipment.

Please note that while these times are usually available, the mock roadway can still be required by SA Police for booked sessions during the above times and will not be available for public use. If the 'DO NOT ENTER' signs are up, please do not enter.

Call 8207 4668 to check availability.

Download the Mock roadway flyer for more information.

Volunteering opportunities

Volunteers are central to the success of the Road Safety Centre and we are always looking for new volunteers to join our team.

Volunteers support with the delivery of approved road safety programs at the Centre. Volunteers work weekdays (including school holidays) to assist the team of police officers (road safety educators) deliver the programs to students who attend the Centre from across the state. Session typically involve a classroom presentation followed by a practical session on the mock roadway.

Download the Volunteering at the Road Safety Centre flyer to find out more.