RAA believes the default speed limit of 100km/h should apply on rural roads that do not form part of key routes unless the road is currently of a sufficient standard to allow vehicles to safely travel at the higher speed limit of 110km/h.
We support zoning of a signed open road limit of 110km/h on higher standard divided rural roads and roads that form part of the National Highway Network.
For the safety of all users, RAA believes people should keep their speed below 10km/h when travelling on a footpath. This includes cyclists, users of motorised mobility devices such as mobility scooters, and users of personal mobility devices such as electric scooters.
RAA believes speed limits must be appropriate to the road environment and the adjacent land use. Where travel on a road is unsafe at the current posted speed limit due to the road environment, the priority should always be to upgrade the road where possible to support the existing speed limit. The speed limit should only be reduced where it is not possible to effectively upgrade the road or factors such as adjacent roadside activity require the limit to be lowered for safety .
RAA also believes the number of changes of speed limits along a route should be minimised to avoid driver confusion and there must be appropriate and sufficient signage to reinforce the prevailing speed limit and any changes to it along a route.
RAA supports a public transport system that incorporates a range of transport and delivery options, such as on-demand services, ride-sharing and personal mobility devices that complement current public transport options.
RAA advocates for safe and accessible roads for our members and the broader South Australian community.
While RAA does not generally support the introduction of tolls since they would increase the cost of motoring. If a toll road is deemed the only way to finance a major road improvement, we would recommend specific guidelines around its introduction to mitigate any financial burden upon road users.
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