DriveSafe NT Remote, an Indigenous driver education and licensing program, was a finalist in the Australian Road Safety Awards in 2012. Media Release
More than 300 Indigenous Territorians 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 270 days in remote communities and given more than 1000 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.
Please download the DriveSafe NT Remote factsheet for more information or contact: