Safety Snapshots

Unrestrained children in cars

In 2017-18, South Australian police issued 668 fines or cautions for failing to safely restrain passengers under the age of 16 years. This was a decrease from the previous year. In 2016-17 there were 761 fines or cautions for the same offenses.

More fines or cautions were issued in the Far North Police Service Area where 345 have been issued since 2017.

Road and traffic safety

In 2017-18 in South Australia, 8,877 children and young people attended the South Australian Police Road Safety Centre. This was an increase of 888 from 2016-17.

The centre offers road and traffic safety programs to school groups and community organisations. There is a mock roadway where children and young people can learn about bike and traffic safety in a safe environment.

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