Have your say on beach speed limits

06 Feb 2023 media release

Member for Narungga Fraser Ellis MP has welcomed the opening of public consultation on a topic he is often contacted about: safe speed limits on beaches.

"The Department for Infrastructure and Transport is looking at introducing new speed limits for beaches that allow vehicle access and is seeking feedback on its selected four options with the aim of improving safety for all beach users", Mr Ellis said. 

"The four options are: setting a default beach speed limit of 40km/h; setting a default beach speed limit of 25 km/h; setting a variation of both of these speeds with the latter to apply only when vehicles pass within 100 metres of a pedestrian; or leaving the speed limits as they currently are -- 100km/h in non-built up areas unless otherwise signposted. 

"There is an online survey which is open until 17 March 2023, or alternatively people can contact my office with their feedback or write direct to the department to GPO Box 1533 Adelaide SA 5001.

"I hope many locals participate in this valuable discussion which will ultimately require a variation to the existing Road Traffic (Road Rules-Ancillary and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2014", Mr Ellis said. 

The discussion paper and associated survey is available at: speed limits on beaches