Motorcycle riders have a higher risk of death or serious injury than all other road users and motorcycle riding is becoming more popular among young people.
The South Australian Government, in consultation with community and industry, has actively explored proposals to reduce motorcycle road trauma and has reviewed the Graduated Licensing System to protect novice motorcyclists.
Research undertaken by the University of Adelaide's Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR), resulted in 15 key recommendations being released for community consultation in early 2018.
The recommendations were aimed at reducing the crashes involving 16 and 17 year old riders and reducing crashes involving motorcyclists holding a learner permit or R-Date licence class.
A total of 1553 participants responded to the consultation, while key road safety stakeholders, motorcycling industry representatives and other interested parties provided feedback through formal submissions.
The consultation outcomes report Protecting South Australia’s Novice Motorcyclists: Outcomes from Public Consultation outlines the feedback from the community and stakeholders.
The majority of the recommendations that were consulted on were supported by the survey respondents and stakeholders including proposals to introduce zero blood alcohol concentration and banning of mobile phone use for all novice riders.
The Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure will continue to work with stakeholders to improve motorcycle road safety.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
The South Australian Government conducted an audit of speed cameras to ensure they are operating for safety purposes and not to raise revenue.
Works to upgrade the intersection of Cross Road, Duthy Street and Harrow Terrace, Kingswood will occur this weekend; Saturday and Sunday, 20 and 21 April.
New traffic lights and more right-hand turn lanes will be added to the junction of Bridge Road and Maxwell Road, in Para Hills, as part of a $7.23 million safety upgrade set to commence on Sunday.