Risky Roads

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RAA’s 2019 Risky Roads campaign

RAA’s 2019 Risky Roads campaign called for all road users - motorists, cyclists and pedestrians – to identify roads or intersections they found confusing, difficult to negotiate or that make them feel unsafe.

Horrocks Highway and the Blackwood Roundabout have been identified as South Australia’s riskiest road and intersection, respectively. Main South Road between Aldinga and Sellicks Beach was identified as the riskiest metropolitan road.

More than 1,300 nominations were received from across South Australia, covering many of Adelaide’s arterial roads, and extending into regional areas including the Yorke Peninsula, Clare Valley and the Riverland.

Of all roads nominated, problems with the road surface made up 57% of all issues, with 32% relating to road design, 7% to signs, lines, signals or lighting and the remainder relating to roadside issues.

Of all intersections nominated, problems with the intersection design made up 51% of all issues, with 30% relating to signs, lines, signals or lighting, 10% to road surface issues and 9% relating to roadside issues.

The top 10 regional and metropolitan roads nominated through the 2019 Risky Roads campaign are:

Regional Roads Metro Roads
1 Horrocks Highway Main South Road (Aldinga - Sellicks Beach)
2 Owen Road Main North Road (Gepps Cross - Salisbury Heights)
3 Victor Harbor Road South Eastern Freeway (Mt Barker - Glen Osmond)
4 Upper Yorke Road (Maitland - Arthurton) Salisbury Highway (Port Wakefield Road – South Road)
5 Caddy Road, Loveday Upper Penneys Hill Road, Onkaparinga Hills
6 Riddoch Highway Brighton Road
7 Augusta Highway Main Road (Coromandel Valley - Cherry Gardens)
8 Barrier Highway South Road (Tonsley to Hindmarsh)
9 Thiele Highway Greenhill Road (Glynburn Road – Glen Osmond Road)
10 Spencer Highway (Maitland - Minlaton) Fullarton Road (Payneham Road – Kensington Road)

The top 10 intersections nominated through the 2019 Risky Roads campaign are:

1 Main Road, Shepherds Hill Road & Coromandel Parade, Blackwood (Blackwood Roundabout)
2 Main South Road, Tatachilla Road & Maslin Beach Road, Tatachilla
3 Main North Road, Port Wakefield Road & Grand Junction Road, Gepps Cross (Gepps Cross 5-Way)
4 South Eastern Freeway, Portrush Road, Cross Road & Glen Osmond Road, Glen Osmond
5 Victor Harbor Road, Seaview Road & Budgens Road, McLaren Vale
6 Morphett Road & Anzac Highway, Camden Park
7 Port Wakefield Road, Copper Coast Highway & Augusta Highway, Port Wakefield
8 Main North Road, Fitzroy Terrace & Robe Terrace, Medindie
9 Renmark Avenue (Sturt Highway) & Twentyfirst Street, Renmark
10 Cross Road & Waite Road, Urrbrae

Some of these roads have previously been assessed by RAA through our various road assessment programs, with others to be reviewed in coming assessments.

Risky Roads 2019 – Full Report

For information on RAA’s previous risky roads campaigns, undertaken in 2013 and 2017, please email roadsafety@raa.com.au or call us on 8202 4517.