SAFETY: SAPOL is running safety campaigns for vehicle and marine operators over the current school holiday period.SAPOL is running safety campaigns for vehicle and marine operators over the current school holiday period.
Roadusers are being asked to remember who is sharing the road with them in South Australia’slatest road safety campaign.
Street signs, pedestrian crossings and motorcycle and truck brands will be rebadged withpeople’s names in a campaign aimed at personalising the road safety message.
The campaign, titledShare the Road, was inspired by a recommendation made by the state government’s second Citizens’ Jury.
The Jury – a randomly selected group of 37 people – deliberated the question: Motorists andcyclists will always be using our roads – what things could we trial to ensure they share theroads safely.
The result was the development of the locally-producedShare the Roadcampaign attemptingtoeliminate the‘us’and‘them’attitude existing between motorists, cyclists, pedestrians,motorcyclists and truck drivers.
Officers in the SA Police Water Operations Unit are also reminding boat users to put safety first when they head out on the water over the next few weeks.
With a long weekend coming up, and school holidays having begun, police are encouraging boaties to do the right thing to safeguard everyone on their vessel as they make the most of the continuing mild weather.
Over the Easter long weekend Water police conducted daily patrols checking vessels and operators in various locations in Gulf of Saint Vincent including along the metropolitan coast and country waters including across the gulf to Ardrossan and south near Myponga Beach.
Officers checked 57 vessels for issues such as licenses, registration, safety equipment and drug andalcohol testing, and issued two expiation notices and eight cautions for failing to carrying safety equipment.
Four boat operators also gave positive readings for cannabis.
With another long weekend coming up, police are urging the community to do the right thing when they head out on the water and make sure they are compliant with the regulations.
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