NT Motor Accidents Compensation Commission

NT Motor Accidents Compensation Commission

Road Safety

  • Enough's Enough campaign
    Enough's Enough campaign
  • No Rego, No Cover.
    No Rego, No Cover.
  • Buckle Up Borroloola
    Buckle Up Borroloola
  • Sorry Business
    Sorry Business
  • Michael Long Leadership and Learning Centre
    Michael Long Leadership and Learning Centre
  • Child Restraints
    Child Restraints
  • Enough's Enough Sorry Business
    Enough's Enough Sorry Business
Enough's Enough campaign
Enough's Enough campaign

Changing road user behaviour is the best way to reduce the cost and trauma of road accidents. 


MACC invests in the promotion of road safety with advocacy and awareness programs in urban, regional and remote areas.


The Northern Territory remains the most dangerous place in Australia to be on the road. Over the past 10 years 475 people are killed and 5415 people seriously injured on Territory roads. 

If you were on the road in the Northern Territory in 2015 you were four times more likely to be killed than other Australians.


There were 49 fatalities in the Northern Territory in the 2015 calendar year, compared with 39 the previous year. In first half of 2016, there have been 18 fatalities against 23 in the same period in 2015.


Of people killed on NT roads in 2015, an average of around 71 per cent are male. Almost half of the deceased are Indigenous, even though Indigenous Territorians make up just 30 per cent of our population.


Around 60 per cent of all fatalities are in rural areas and 45 per cent of all fatal crashes are single vehicle accidents. This outcome is driven by the outer-regional and remote mix of higher speeds, lower safety awareness, long distances and impaired driving.


Alcohol and not wearing seatbelts are the most prevalent causes for fatalities. Alcohol and speed are the most common causes of accidents leading to serious injuries while 37.5 per cent of those killed in vehicles were not6 wearing a seatbelt. Tragically, 11 of the 49 (22 per cent) fatalities were pedestrians


Road safety programs are managed by TIO on behalf of the Commission.