More than a 1000 Territorian's living in remote communities now have learner's or provisional licences thanks to DriveSafe NT Remote.
The driver education and licensing program helps to improve access to jobs, training and services; reduce the high number of Indigenous people killed or injured on our roads; and reduce the high number of Indigenous people charged with driving related offences.
DriveSafe NT Remote includes theory and practical lessons on a range of driving and road safety topics such as drink driving, seat belts, overcrowding in vehicles, emergency first aid and speed. Participants also learn about the responsibilities of being a driver and owning a vehicle.
The program has become extremely popular and demand has far exceeded initial expectations. Since it started in April 2012, the DriveSafe NT Remote team has spent more than 500 days in remote communities and given more than 1700 driving lessons.
A two year initiative of the Northern Territory Government, the program is jointly funded by the former National Road Safety Council, Territory Insurance Office, the Australian Government and the Northern Territory Department of Transport. The Northern Territory Government has committed an additional $4.5 million to continue the successful program for a further three years.
Please download the DriveSafe NT Remote factsheet for more information or contact: