RAA believes children should be afforded the highest level of safety when travelling in motor vehicles and drivers have a responsibility to ensure seatbelts are maintained in good condition.
Seatbelts complying with the relevant Australian Standard should be worn by drivers and passengers at all times, properly adjusted and fastened, unless a person is exempt for medical reasons.
RAA’s Child Safety Centre provides child restraint advice and fittings to help members protect their most precious cargo.
RAA believes that all drivers should be able to drive for as long as they are safe to do so but drivers also have a responsibility to protect the safety of themselves and other road users by monitoring their own health and by maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the road rules. That’s why our Year’s Ahead program and Driving Masterclass programs were developed – to help senior South Australians brush up on their skills and knowledge.
RAA believes all road users, irrespective of age or mode of transport, should have an up-to-date knowledge of traffic law and have the attitudes and skills to be safe when using the transport system.
In schools, road safety curriculum needs to be provided on a regular basis to reinforce existing concepts and introduce new skills as children develop.
Education programs that focus on vulnerable road users – including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, school children and people with disabilities, regional community members and older people – should also be developed to encourage all road users to share the road safely.
That’s why our Community Education team visits hundreds of students every year to promote the importance of road safety, and connects with hundreds of older people through our Years Ahead program to help them brush up on their skills and knowledge.
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