Beach speed limits review welcome

11 Jul 2023 media release

Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis welcomes news that the State Government has a preferred action plan to change the default speed limit on our wonderful beaches.


“We have heard significant community concern about speeding on beaches and to hear that the government has a plan to lower the speed limit to 40km/h as a default and further still to 25km/h around pedestrians is pleasing.

“I would welcome hearing from the community their thoughts on that plan as it gets put into action.”

Mr Ellis says many people are surprised to learn that the current default speed limit on most beaches in South Australia is 100 km/hr, caught up in a definition of a non-built-up area.

“Creating new default speed limits makes sense, and it is an issue I have been seeking to have addressed. Crashes do occur on beaches and speed is a contributing factor.

“Please have your say on what you believe is the most appropriate speed limit so we can get the new laws striking the right balance”, Mr Ellis said.

Public consultation conducted last year to form an action plan on the topic reportedly resulted in the most preferred option of 40km/hr for general beach driving and 25 km/h for when within 100 metres of a pedestrian.

Constituents wishing to share their views with Fraser are invited to contact his office via phone 8832 2455 or email [email protected] or via his Facebook account.