THE Horrocks Highway, Owen Road and Victor Harbor have been named amongst the state's riskiest roads by the RAA, who recently released the results of their 2019 Risky Roads campaign survey.
More than 1300 SA road users nominated what they thought were the riskiest roads and intersections during the campaign, with the Blackwood Roundabout (Main Road, Shepherds Hill Road and Coromandel Parade) voted the riskiest intersection followed by Main South Road, Tatachilla Road and Maslin Beach Road at Tatachilla, and the intersection at Main North Road, Port Wakefield Road and Grand Junction Road, Gepps Cross.
The purpose of the campaign was to gain insights into the roads and intersections SA road users find most challenging, dangerous or frustrating
Of all roads nominated, problems with the road surface made up 57 per cent of all issues, with 32pc relating to road design, 7pc to signs, lines, signals or lighting and the remainder relating to roadside issues.
Of all intersections nominated, problems with the intersection design made up 51pc of all issues, with 30pc relating to signs, lines, signals or lighting, 10pc to road surface issues and 9pc relating to roadside issues.
Other regional roads in the top ten riskiest as voted by road users included the Upper Yorke Road from Maitland to Arthurton, Caddy Road at Loveday in the Riverland, the Riddoch Highway and Augusta Highway.
Rounding out the top ten were the Barrier Highway, Thiele Highway and Spencer Highway from Maitland to Minlaton.
The notorious Port Wakefield Road, Copper Coast Highway and Augusta Highway intersection north of Port Wakefield was voted seventh in the state's riskiest intersections.
Top 10 risky regional roads
1 - Horrocks Highway
2 - Owen Road
3 - Victor Harbor Road
4 - Upper Yorke Road (Maitland to Arthurton)
5 - Caddy Road, Loveday
6 - Riddoch Highway
7 - Augusta Highway
8 - Barrier Highway
9 - Thiele Highway
10 - Spencer Highway (Maitland to Minlaton)
Top 10 risky intersections
1 - Main Road, Shepherds Hill Road & Coromandel Parade, Blackwood (Blackwood Roundabout)
2 - Main South Road, Tatachilla Road & Maslin Beach Road, Tatachilla
3 - Main North Road, Port Wakefield Road & Grand Junction Road, Gepps Cross (Gepps Cross 5-Way)
4 - South Eastern Freeway, Portrush Road, Cross Road & Glen Osmond Road, Glen Osmond
5 - Victor Harbor Road, Seaview Road & Budgens Road, McLaren Vale
6 - Morphett Road & Anzac Highway, Camden Park
7 - Port Wakefield Road, Copper Coast Highway & Augusta Highway, Port Wakefield
8 - Main North Road, Fitzroy Terrace & Robe Terrace, Medindie
9 - Renmark Avenue (Sturt Highway) & Twentyfirst Street, Renmark
10 - Cross Road & Waite Road, Urrbrae
Read more about the Risky Roads campaign and find the full report here.
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