Tips for Drivers

Pedestrians can be difficult to see. They can be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are often distracted, talking on their mobile, listening to their iPod or chatting to friends. But as a driver, you have a responsibility to take care on the roads and watch out for hazards.

The Hot Spots

If you're driving in the city tonight take extra care and watch out for Drinkwalkers in the following hot spots, especially if it's a Friday or Saturday night.

Adelaide CBD

  • North Terrace
  • Grenfell Street
  • Currie Street
  • Pultney Street
  • King William Road

Glenelg

  • Jetty Road

Norwood

  • Norwood Parade

Map of Hotspots - Adelaide

Map of Hotspots - Greater Adelaide

The Law

The Law

Under the Road Traffic Act 1961 and the Australian Road Rules a number of offences exist in relation to walking without regard to other road users or without regard to safety.

It is an offence to walk without reasonable consideration for other road users.

Under the Australian Road Rules:

  • It is an offence for a pedestrian to cross a road diagonally unless at an intersection where this is allowed.
  • A pedestrian must cross a road by the shortest safest route and they can only cross when the pedestrian lights are green.
  • A pedestrian must not cross a road within 20 meters of a crossing on the road, except at the crossing or another crossing.

Penalties apply for offences under the Australian Road Rules.