As the state’s largest member organisation representing motorists, RAA welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the high-level review of road safety on the South Eastern Freeway down-track announced today.
The SA Government has invited RAA to join with other road safety experts from SA Police, the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator and road freight and heavy vehicle associations to a “roundtable’’ meeting next week.
The roundtable is being held as part of a comprehensive review into safety issues on this key transport infrastructure.
It comes after another serious crash involving a truck last month which left nine people in hospital.
RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain said he welcomed the opportunity to participate in this latest review of road safety on the down track.
“Improving safety on this critical section of the state’s transport network won’t be solved by one solution, and I’m looking forward to exploring all the options available at the roundtable,”
RAA investigated the state’s busiest freeway and made several recommendations to “improve safety, ease traffic congestion and improve freight efficiency” in a report released in 2020.
The report recommended:
BUILDING a new safety ramp closer to the tollgate with a dragnet system to stop runaway vehicles.
ERECT overhead signs to display a vehicle’s real-time speed for each downhill lane on the approach to the tollgate.
UPGRADE the route between Murray Bridge and Truro to encourage heavy vehicles to skirt the freeway.
PLAN to build a third lane between Stirling and Verdun.
The report said the millions of dollars generated by fixed speed cameras on the down track could help fund infrastructure improvements.
For a copy of the full report visit https://www.raa.com.au/motor/safety-and-advice/road-safety/road-assessments