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RAA continues road safety push as it celebrates loyal Victor Harbor members

Wednesday, 3rd Jul 2019

RAA will pledge to continue its advocacy work to improve road safety across the Fleurieu Peninsula at a special event in Victor Harbor today to celebrate the region’s loyal RAA members.

RAA President and Chairman of the Board, Elizabeth Perry, will host a morning tea for 240 of Victor Harbor’s Gold 50 members in recognition of their 50-year membership milestone.

RAA Years Ahead educators will also attend the event to provide the region’s Gold 50 members with safety tips and driving advice to help them remain safe and confident while driving, with Ms Perry to reaffirm RAA’s commitment to increasing local road safety.

“The Fleurieu is home to some of South Australia’s most notorious sections of road, which is why RAA has and will continue to call for improved safety and infrastructure to reduce the number of crashes that lead to serious injuries and tragic deaths on our roads,” Ms Perry said.

“Duplicating Victor Harbor Road was a strong point of advocacy for RAA, so we welcome the recent State Government announcement to duplicate the busiest section between Old Noarlunga and McLaren Vale, which will improve safety and travel times for more than 23,000 people every day.

“But there’s much more work to be done along this corridor and across the Fleurieu, so we’re more determined than ever to work with key stakeholders and local leaders to advocate for improved road safety on behalf of local communities in the region.”

Ms Perry said between 2013 and 2017, there were 695 casualty crashes in the Fleurieu Peninsula region, with 21 people killed and 895 people injured – 198 seriously.

“Regional road safety in Victor Harbor and the broader Fleurieu Peninsula is a top priority for RAA, as is tackling the unacceptable road toll that we continue to endure on our country roads,” she said.

“In the past 12 months, we’ve received numerous requests from people in local communities to provide advocacy on a variety of road safety issues, ranging from signage and sight distance issues to complaints about speed limits.

“We’ll continue to review and assess such issues on behalf of local communities and follow up with governments to drive action.”

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