To assist in launching National Road Safety Week and to promote bicycle safety the Department of Transport is holding a Family Open Day on Saturday 3rd May, 9am-12noon at the Parap Road Safety Centre (10 Holtze St). Come and practice safe riding with road safety officers on the miniature road system and meet Hector the Road Safety Cat. Free sausage sizzle, activities and giveaways on the day. Find out more about the Family Open Day (pdf 2.7Mb).
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.
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.
A one year open speed trial will commence on a section of the Stuart Highway north of Alice Springs to just south of Barrow Creek. An unrestricted speed limit means you should drive at speeds that would keep yourself and other road users safe at all times. Penalties for exceeding the speed limit across the Territory will also increase on 1 February 2014. Find out more information about the Open Speed trial, speed penalties and how to drive safely to conditions.
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 the end of year holiday season and school holidays.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. Read the media release.
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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