South Australia launches traffic app to increase road safety

The South Australian Government and the South Australian Police have launched ‘Traffic Watch’ a public app used to report bad driving behaviour.

The police will use the information sent through the app for the development of appropriate road safety enforcement responses. It will aid the force to be in the right place at the right time and to focus on the people whose driving behaviour needs to change.

Minister for Emergency Services, Corey Wingard said the app was a positive step for the general public to be able to easily report incidents and for road safety.

“When door-knocking ahead of the last election, dangerous and hoon driving was often raised with me as a key concern among the community,” Mr. Wingard said.

Local Member for Colton, Matt Cowdrey said hoon driving has been a long-standing issue in his electorate and an app such as this was well overdue.

“Irresponsible driving is one of the most frequently reported issues in the area,” Mr Cowdrey said.

“I am pleased that the Marshall Liberal Government is taking proactive steps to help the public provide SAPOL with more timely and accurate information.”

The Traffic Watch application will determine if the end-user is reporting an emergency or incident that requires police attendance and will redirect them to 000.

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