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.
From 1 July 2019, your Compulsory Third Party (CTP) insurance will be your choice.
The department has committed to improve safety along its transport networks and to provide some practical responses to incidents of object throwing.
Motorists are advised there will be a partial closure of South Road for northbound traffic between Cross Road and Anzac Highway from 10pm until 5am on the nights of Friday, 24 May, and Saturday, 25 May, to allow works.
Motorists are advised there will be a closure of the Heysen Tunnels this week on the night of May 10 to allow for routine maintenance activities to occur.