The Department of Transport is holding a Family Open Day on Saturday 10th October, 9am-1pm at the Newland Park Road Safety Centre (Newland St, Gillen) in Alice Springs. 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. Bring your bike and helmet or use ours. Find out more and download the Family Open Day flyer (pdf 1.4Mb) or call Road Safety on 1800 720 144.
Following completion of work to upgrade major highways, including the Stuart Highway, the Northern Territory Government announced the introduction of a 12 month derestricted speed zone trial on a 204 kilometre stretch of the Stuart Highway between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek. The trial commenced on 1 February 2014. On 1 September 2014, the trial was extended to include a further 72 kilometre stretch of the Stuart Highway from Barrow Creek to just south of the Ali Curung overpass following completion of further road improvements. On 1 February 2015, the Department of Transport announced a review of the trial, considering vehicle numbers, type and speed, crash data and enforcement data. A review of the first 12 months of the trial has been completed and the Open Speed Trial Review (pdf 160Kb) is now available. Find out more about the trial zone.
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 holidays and 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.
The winners of the 2015 Road Safety Short Film Competition have recently been announced. There was a good spread of ideas and talent around road safety and the issues that affect all of us in the community. The film festival is a partnership with the Northern Territory Government and Skinnyfish Music. The competition was aimed at promoting and developing creative road safety messages to be developed by people within regional communities and towns. Schools, individuals and groups were encouraged to get behind a camera or smart phone and try to win part of the $4000 prize money spread across several prize categories. This competition supersedes the previous community Road Safety Song Competitions that were held in various regional communities.
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