Risky Roads

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RAA's 2021 Risky Roads campaign

RAA's 2021 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.

Main South Road (Aldinga – Sellicks Beach) and the Curtis Road/Heaslip Road intersection were nominated as South Australia’s riskiest road and intersection, respectively.

More than 2,100 nominations were received from across South Australia covering roads across the state, with 6 of the top 10 roads nominated located in regional areas. In total, 262 roads or intersections received more than one nomination, with 38% of nominations for roads or intersections in the top 10 lists.

Almost three quarters (72%) of road nominations reported road surface issues, highlighting the need for additional road maintenance funding whilst almost two thirds of intersection nominations cited road design issues.

Explore our Risky Roads 2021 interactive results map below:

The top 10 regional and metropolitan roads nominated through the 2021 Risky Roads campaign are:

Regional Roads Metro Roads
1 Southern Ports Highway (Beachport to Millicent) Main South Road (Aldinga to Sellicks Beach)
2 Horrocks Highway (Gawler to Rhynie) Main Road (Coromandel Valley to Chandlers Hill)
3 Upper Yorke Road (Arthurton to Kulpara) Main North Road (Gepps Cross to Gawler)
4 Victor Harbor Road Glynburn Road (Payneham Rd to Magill Rd)
5 Princes Highway (Tailem Bend to Mt Gambier) Kings Road (Salisbury Hwy to Bolivar Rd)
6 Owen Road South Eastern Freeway (Stirling to Monarto)
7 Inman Valley Road Greenhill Road (Burnside to Summertown)
8 Long Valley Road Heaslip Road
9 Torrens Valley Road North East Road (Tea Tree Gully to Walkerville)
10 Goolwa Road Grand Junction Road (Sudholz Rd to Hampstead Rd)

The top 10 intersections nominated through the 2021 Risky Roads campaign are:

1 Curtis Rd/Heaslip Rd
2 Britannia Roundabout
3 Victor Harbor Rd/Hindmarsh Tiers Rd
4 Main South Rd/Aldinga Beach Rd
5 Blackwood Roundabout
6 Strathalbyn Rd/Whites Rd
7 Main North Rd/Grand Junction Rd
8 Payneham Rd/LNE Rd
9 Bull Creek Rd/Paris Creek Rd
10 Main South Rd/Sellicks Beach Rd

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

The full report is now available for download.

Risky Roads 2021 – Full Report Risky Roads 2021 – Fact sheet

For further enquiries or to speak to a member of the Safety and Infrastructure team, please call 8202 4517 or email roadsafety@raa.com.au.