The RAA is pushing for greater investment in road safety for the Eyre Peninsula including upgrades to several major roads and highways.
This week President and Chairman, Elizabeth Perry and other members from the RAA will visit the region and will meet with community and business leaders to discuss how they can work collectively to grow the region.
Ms. Perry says road safety is high on the agenda for the RAA's visit to the west.
“The feasibility of further upgrades to Lincoln Highway, including the section between Whyalla and Port Lincoln, also needs to be investigated to support population growth in the region.”
Port Lincoln residents have contacted RAA directly to voice concerns about the safety of local roads, and as a result, RAA’s Road Safety team will investigate: Porter Street and the risky intersection at Oxford Terrace and New West Road during this week’s visit.
Road safety and tackling the unacceptable road toll in regional South Australia is a top priority for RAA,” Ms. Perry said.
“Between 2013 and 2017, there were 554 casualty crashes in the Eyre Peninsula and western region, which tragically cost 36 lives and seriously injured a further 160 people."