Goverment Report

NT government keen to expand no speed limit trial on major highways

The Northern Territory Government plans to expand its trial of removing speed limits on major highways.

Two months ago it removed the speed limit on a 200-kilometre stretch of the Stuart Highway between Alice Springs and the Barrow Creek area, as part of a 12-month trial.

Northern Territory transport minister Peter Styles now wants to go further.

“We’re looking at various sections of road, both on the Stuart Highway and on the Barkley Highway that may be available to open up as part of the trial,” he said.

“I believe it’s been a success so far. Anecdotal evidence that I’ve received is that people are behaving themselves.

ABC report