The Territory’s road safety fatality rate is three times the national per capita average. Each year, on average, 48 people are killed and 542 seriously injured on Territory roads. Speed is a factor in a quarter of these road deaths.

Road crashes impose far reaching human and financial costs to our community. The road toll is more than numbers – every victim is someone’s family, friend and love one.

National Yellow Ribbon Road Safety Week, coordinated by Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH), will be held from 8 – 14 May and coincides with the United Nations Fourth Global Road Safety Week.

This year’s key theme is to reduce speed. You can help promote the campaign and keep people safer on our roads by:

  • displaying a Yellow Ribbon road safety poster at your premises
  • attached yellow ribbons to your vehicles and other assets
  • supporting the Facebook campaign to be launched on 6 May by sharing content and the hashtag #SlowDown on your social media, or
  • arranging a road safety activity.

Road safety is everyone’s responsibility and by working together we can increase awareness and encourage action to make our roads safer.

For more information or to receive yellow ribbons for council activities, please contact Aimee Tagell on 8994 7146 or email