Risky Roads Results

Risky Roads 2017

RAA’s 2017 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 and Oaklands Rail Crossing have been identified as South Australia’s riskiest road and intersection, respectively.

More than 2,900 nominations were received from across South Australia, covering many of Adelaide’s arterial roads, and extending into regional areas including the Limestone Coast, Clare Valley, and Yorke Peninsula.

More than half (58%) the road nominations were to report uneven or undulating surfaces, followed by pot holes (44%) and crumbling road edges (38%).

Intersection nominations focus on a lack of crossing or turning opportunities (46%), confusing layout (43%) or inadequate traffic signals (26%).

The top 10 roads and intersections as nominated through the 2017 Risky Roads campaign are:

Top 10 Roads* Top 10 Intersections
1. Main South Road
Noarlunga to Myponga
1. Diagonal Road & Morphett Road
(Oaklands Rail Crossing)
2. Horrocks Highway
Roseworthy to Clare
2. Coromandel Parade & Shepherds Hill Road
(Blackwood Roundabout)
3. Princes Highway
Kingston SE to Millicent, via inland
3. Aldinga Beach Road & Main South Road, Aldinga
4. Owen Road
Templers to Owen
4. Main South Road & Tatachilla Road, Tatachilla
5. Main North Road
Gepps Cross to Salisbury
5. Dalkeith Road & Main North Road, Blakeview
= 6. North East Road
Holden Hill to Chain of Ponds
= 6. Old Princes Highway & Woodside Road, Nairne
= 6. Copper Coast Highway
Port Wakefield to Kadina
= 6. Bull Creek Road & Paris Creek Road,
Paris Creek
8. Port Wakefield Road
Dry Creek to Lower Light
= 8. North East Road & South Para Road,
Chain of Ponds
9. Main Road
Blackwood & Coromandel Valley
= 8. Playford Highway & Tinsmith Road, Kingscote
= 10. South Eastern Freeway
Glen Osmond to Hahndorf
= 8. Golden Grove Road & Hancock Road, Surrey Downs
= 10. Southern Ports Highway
Kingston SE to Millicent, via Robe
= 10. Barrier Highway
Saddleworth to Manoora
*Some roads received an equal number of nominations, hence the inclusion of more than 10 in the list

From here, RAA will liaise with the relevant authorities that maintain each of the roads that have been highlighted.

RAA will also investigate each of the other nominated sites and will report key findings back to the relevant road authority.

Risky Roads 2017 – Full Report