Safety topics

Aboriginal road safety

People living in our remote regions face a range of health and social disadvantages that contribute to their risk of crashing. Read more

All-terrain vehicles

ATVs are popular vehicles because of their versatility and go-anywhere characteristics. But they do have limitations and risks. Read more


Children use the road as pedestrians, cyclists and passengers and are some of the Northern Territory’s most vulnerable road users. Read more


Cyclists are vulnerable road users and are more at risk of dying or being injured if involved in a crash. Read more


Driver or rider distraction is a serious road safety issue and can trigger a fatal chain of events. Read more

Drink driving

Alcohol is the most significant contributing factor to road trauma in the NT. Read more

Drug driving

Drug driving is an emerging and concerning road safety issue. Read more


Fatigue reduces your ability to drive safely as well as your judgement, reaction times and ability to control your vehicle. Read more

Heavy vehicles

Road trains and other heavy vehicles need more space on the road and take longer to stop. Read more


Motorcyclists are among the most vulnerable road users because they are less protected than drivers. Read more

Novice drivers

Inexperienced drivers, regardless of age, are most at risk during their first year of unsupervised driving. Read more

Pedestrian safety

The safety of pedestrians is especially important because they are not protected if they are in a crash. Read more

Rail safety

Trains have the right of way at all rail level crossings. Read more

Roads and roadsides

Roads and roadsides that are more forgiving to human error mean that crashes are less likely to happen, and if they do, will have a less severe outcome. Read more

Schools and community groups

Schools and community groups play an important role in helping people stay safe on and around roads. Read more


Seatbelts can increase your chance of surviving a crash by up to 50%. Read more


As people age, they face challenges when using the road, whether driving, walking or cycling. Read more


Slowing down is the single most effective way to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries on the road. Read more

The safe systems approach

A holistic view of the road transport system and aims to create a safer road environment for people and vehicles. Read more

Vehicle safety

Safer cars mean less crashes and in the event of a crash less risk of death or serious injury. Read more


There are many things you need to know to keep you safe as you travel the NT. Read more

Workplace road safety

Information and strategies to help organisations identify and manage road safety risks and promote a positive road safety culture in the workplace. Read more