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SA Government commits additional $80.1M for road safety

A further $80.1 million will go towards speed cameras and other safety initiatives in South Australia as part of the 2024-25 State Budget.

The SA Government will invest $2.6 million towards installing new variable speed signage at priority locations near crossings where a new 40 kilometre speed limit will apply.

Coming into effect from 2025-26, an additional 30 road safety cameras will also be installed at priority push-button crossings throughout SA as part of a $38.7 million investment over four years.

As part of this, 12 additional red light speed cameras are due to be installed in 2024 to 2025 and three additional point-to point cameras between 2025 and 2026.

The locations will be determined by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport in consultation with South Australia Police (SAPOL) and will be based on several factors including crash statistics and driver behaviours.

Five locations have been identified as potential priorities and are currently being investigated.

They include Military Road, Port Wakefield Road, Lonsdale Highway/Ocean Boulevard, Port River Expressway and Greenhill Road.

Determined to reduce dangerous driving behaviour, Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, Dan Cregan, emphasised the importance of the investment in reducing road trauma and improving safety.

“These measures target speeding and dangerous drivers who put themselves and other road users at risk,” he said.

“This investment, backed by better driver behaviour, will go a long way in reducing road trauma.”

The additional safety cameras are expected to be operational from mid-2025 and all online from mid-2026.

In other news, JOST Australia has acknowledged one of its long-term employees, Stewart Lamb, who is celebrating 30 years at the company.

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