The Northern Territory remains the most dangerous place in Australia to be on the road.
Over the past 10 years 475 people have been killed and 4242 people
seriously injured on Territory roads. If you were on the road in the Northern
Territory in 2016, you were four times more likely to be killed than other
There were 45 fatalities in the Northern Territory in the 2016 calendar year, compared with 49 the previous year. In first half of 2017, there have been 16 fatalities against 18 in the same period in 2016.
Of people killed on NT roads in 2016, an average of around 76 per cent were male. Just over half of the deceased are Indigenous, even though Indigenous Territorians make up just 30 per cent of our population.
Around 76 per cent of all fatalities were in rural areas, compared with 60 per cent in 2015. This is a worrying trend and justifies MACC’s decision to ensure rural and Indigenous communities receive targeted education communication materials as part of campaigns.
Alcohol, speeding and not wearing seat belts continue to be the most prevalent factors in both fatalities and serious injuries. Changing behaviours in these three key areas remains a high priority for MACC.
Road safety programs are managed by TIO on behalf of the