Road rules in NT


The Northern Territory (NT) road rules are officially known as the Traffic Regulations 1999.

The regulations include:

  • the Australian Road Rules 1999 that have been adapted by the NT Government
  • and traffic infringements and penalties that apply in the NT.

Some basic road rules will always apply. You must always:

  • drive on the left hand side of the road
  • wear a seatbelt
  • give way to the right at unsigned cross intersections
  • abide by traffic signs, lights and road markings
  • obey the speed limit
  • bring all wheels of your vehicle to a complete halt at a stop sign
  • refrain from making a U-turn at a set of traffic lights, unless a sign states you can.

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Last updated: 01 July 2019

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