NT hikes speeding fines next month

Territory Government says doubling fine for those 45 km/h over limit is safety measure

NT hikes speeding fines next month
NT Government in crackdown on speeding drivers

Northern Territory drivers will be hit with significantly higher fines from February this year under speeding reforms.

The Northern Territory Government has announced changes to speeding infringements as part of efforts to improve road safety.

Changes are due to take effect on February 1.

Those caught exceeding the limit by 15km/h will be hit by a $150 fine, up by $50.

The fine increases by $100 for those caught those travelling over 15km/h, and doubles to $600 if caught driving up to 45km/h over the limit.

The fine for travelling over 45km/h has also doubled to $1,000.

Chief Minister Adam Giles says the increases are part of a raft of road safety measures the Government is implementing across the Territory.

"Reckless and dangerous driving is not condoned by our community and these increases will bring the Territory’s speeding fines closer to those that apply across the country," Giles says.

"As part of our tough stance on road safety, we have introduced lower speed limits where necessary, red light and speed cameras and we continue repair and maintenance of our roads to ensure maximum safety.

"This is another step to keep motorists safe."

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