Release date: 20/01/2023

Come have fun practicing your cycling skills and learning to be safe on the roads at the free Think! Road Safety Family Day on 17 January, before the Santos Tour Down Under kicks off in the heart of Adelaide’s CBD.

In collaboration with the Department for Infrastructure and Transport, under the THINK! Road Safety Partnerships program, the SA Police Road Safety Centre will host a day of family fun from 1pm on 17 January 2023, offering children the chance to ride on the mock roadway and gain confidence on their bike, while learning about road rules and cycling safety.

The mock roadway includes traffic lights, pedestrian crossings and a roundabout, helping children become familiar with road signage and rules in a controlled, enclosed space away from cars and traffic.

Children can bring their own bikes or scooters, or there will be bikes available to borrow – including some accessibility friendly options.  

SA Police and Think! Road Safety representatives will be on hand to help kids of all ages to Think! Road Safety, encouraging everyone to share the road and look out for more vulnerable road users such as cyclists and pedestrians.

With giveaways for kids and appearances from Jeff the Road Safety Dog, this free event is the perfect lead up to the start of cycling action with the Santos Tour Down Under efex Prologue winding around Adelaide’s city streets from 6pm.

The SA Police Road Safety Centre is just a short walk along North Terrace or from the Thebarton tram stop, or an easy ride from Adelaide Railway Station.

No bookings or tickets are required.


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Attributable to Joe Szakacs

As the world-class Santos Tour Down Under returns for a blockbuster 2023, all road users are reminded to Think! Road Safety and play their part to keep cyclists and other vulnerable road users safe on our roads.

Whether you bring your own bike or borrow one on the day, the FREE Think! Road Safety Family Day welcomes all to come and practice riding in a safe environment while learning about road rules and cycling safety at the much-loved Road Safety Centre.

We all know how important it is to set a great example and provide safe opportunities for our next generation of road users to learn to be responsible and considerate on our roads.

With this time of year always inspiring regular and more casual cyclists to get on their bike, please Think! Road Safety and always take extra care to be mindful of cyclists, particularly if you are overtaking, on country roads or in busy festival areas in the city or at stages around the state.

For more safe driving and cycling tips, visit Think Road Safety - Come join us at the Road Safety Centre