Region’s risky roads named

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Region’s risky roads named

Two busy Limestone Coast roads have been voted as some of the riskiest roads in the state.

More than 2100 road users completed the RAA’s Risky Roads survey, nominating roads or intersections they believe need repairs or upgrades.

Southern Ports Highway from Beachport to Millicent was listed as the second riskiest road in SA, with the Princes Highway between Tailem Bend and Mount Gambier coming in at number eight.

Poor road maintenance was the major concern for almost all the nominated roads, with uneven surfaces, crumbling road edges, potholes and lack of overtaking opportunities raised as key safety issues.

RAA Senior Manager Safety Infrastructure Charles Mountain said the Risky Roads survey helped RAA understand the issues associated with SA’s roads and intersections from a user perspective.

“There have been 1171 casualty crashes resulting in 27 deaths and 1564 injuries on the 10 riskiest roads nominated last month between 2016 and 2020,” Mr Mountain said.

“This highlights that upgrades and repairs are needed to reduce the overall level of risk to all road users.

“Capturing feedback from people using the roads is critical to helping RAA understand issues with the regional and metropolitan road network and work with authorities to improve road performance and safety for all road users.”

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