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Unrestricted Speed SignOpen Speed Trial - Commences 1 February 2014

A one year open speed trial commenced on 1 February 2014 on a section of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs to just south of Barrow Creek. From 1 September 2014 the existing open speed trial will include a new 72 kilometre stretch of the Highway from Barrow Creek to just south of the Ali Curung Rail Overpass. Find out more information about the Open Speed trial, speed penalties and how to drive safely to conditions.


Rail Safety Week 11 - 17 August

It can take up to 2km (14 footy fields) for a freight train to stop! Keep safe by stopping at all rail crossings, always looking and listening for trains, obeying all warning signals, and looking both ways before proceeding. Around 1,000 near misses occur each year. Find more information on Rail Safety Week 2014.


Back to School

Before heading back to school, all parents and primary caregivers are encourage to think about the best and safest options to get kids to and from school.

To help, a Student Travel Planner (pdf 72KB) tool has been developed.


Are You Road Ready?Are You Road Ready?

Is your vehicle safe? Is the road safe? Is your journey safe? Each year many Territorians travel long distances by car to visit friends and family throughout the Territory and the rest of Australia. This is particularly the case around mid-year, school the end of year holiday season.While the reasons and the destinations visited are varied, we all need to ensure we plan and prepare for a safe journey before leaving home. Find our more information and tips to ensure the journey is a safer more enjoyable one and you arrive and return home safely.


National Road Safety WeekNational Road Safety Week

This year’s Yellow Ribbon “DRIVE So Others Survive (SOS)!” National Road Safety Week, will run from 4 – 11 May 2014. The campaign invites all road users to participate by sharing the road responsibly, protecting vulnerable road users, and honouring those who have been killed or injured on our roads. The Campaign is coordinated by Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Inc. Find out more about National Road Safety Week.


Road Safety All Stars BandRoad Safety All Stars Band

The Road Safety All Stars Band is a group of six talented Indigenous Territorians who are determined to make a difference through music. The band, supported by Artback NT and proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government, aims to engage Indigenous people in road safety. The band will write, record and deliver road safety messages directly to communities at local concerts or at events such as music festivals, through social media and Bluetooth. The Road Safety All Stars Band are at the forefront of delivery and advocacy for change in their communities and represent many language groups. Read the NT Government media release and find out more from Artback NT.


Increases to Traffic Infringement Notices - effective 1st JulyIncreases to Traffic Infringement Notices

Commencing 1 July 2013, increases will apply to a number Traffic Infringement Notices, as a deterrent to drivers from a road safety and public interest perspective. Additional fine increases have also been identified to the financial penalty for drink and drug driving offences. The increases to fines make Territory Infringement Notices comparable to fines in other jurisdictions. View the full summary of increased infringement fines.

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