Tourist safety top of Liberal agenda

The Liberal Party is proposing to give more tools to international tourists to improve their safety on our roads.

“We know that foreign drivers are at greater risk of accidents on our roads and this creates issues for all road users,” Schubert incumbent Stephan Knoll said.

“I myself have had a recent run-in where an international driver in a hire camper van turned onto the wrong side of Basedow Road from Murray Street, he clearly forgot which side of the road to drive on.

“The Barossa has seen some terrible accidents involving international drivers and as a key tourist  destination we have to keep local and visiting drivers safe.

“Using modern technology to give people a greater understanding of our road rules is an important way to improve driver behaviour.

“Over time driving becomes instinctual and it is why we need to regularly remind international drivers of where they are and what side of the road to drive on.

These targeted road safety measures include:

  • Expanding the installation of directional arrows in the Barossa and in other key tourist regions
  • Initiating the development of a play based app, approved by DPTI, to teach international tourists the SA road rules in an interactive and easily remembered way
  • Working alongside Adelaide Airport, rental vehicle operators, tourism operators, and local councils in key tourist regions to better educate international tourists about South Australian road rules.

“Measures similar to this have worked in New Zealand and along the Great Ocean Road and we can do the same here.”