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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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