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RECENT NEWS

NO MORE LICENSE TESTING BY INSTRUCTORS
Driving course TLIC107C, which has been a popular pathway to achieving an NT Provisional license, has expired and there will be no replacement course in the near future.

DRIVESAFE NT LAUNCHED
New program "DriveSafe NT" has replaced the Driver Training and Licensing (DTAL) Program.

NO MORE LEFT ON RED?
Some of the much-loved "Left Turn on Red Permitted After Stopping" signs have been removed. Here's why.

NEW ANTI-HOONING LEGISLATION
Much-needed legislation of the "3 strikes and you're out" type has been introduced.

DTAL PROGRAM TO BE REPLACED
The NT government's new road safety initiatives include a new driver training & licensing program.

DTAL / DRIVESAFE NT TO TRANSFER to DPI (MVR)
The DTAL program has been administered by the Dept of Education & Training, but now it (and its replacement program DriveSafe NT) will be transferred to DPI (Dept Planning and Infrastructure, including the Motor Vehicle Registry MVR).

VIEWS (OPINION)

THE EVOLUTION OF DTAL
The NT's unique DTAL (Driver Training And Licensing) Program has been running for several years now.
This is a short history of it's highs and lows.
(Note: opinions expressed on this site are that of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of others).

TRIVIA

KEEPING TO THE LEFT
Why does Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Japan and some other countries drive on the left?

NEWS VIEWS & TRIVIA ARCHIVES

GIVE WAY TO BUSES (August 2008)
when they are signalling to move out of a bus stop or enter your lane - now mandatory in the NT.

50km/h DEFAULT SPEED LIMIT ACCEPTANCE (August 2005)
The new 50km/h default limit for built-up areas is in place and the public outcry has died down - how wide is the acceptance by the motoring public of this new restriction.

DEFAULT SPEED LIMIT LOWERED (March 2005)
The default limit in Darwin built-up areas has been lowered from 60km/h to 50km/h.

NOT ALL QUESTIONS ANSWERED (May 2004)
A conference between the NT authorities and driving instructors goes some way towards alleviating fears about drastic changes made to the DTAL program, but have all concerns been satisfactorily addressed?

CHANGES TO DRIVING TEST (January 2004)
The Vehicle On Road Test (VORT) conducted by the Motor Vehicle Registry has just been made tougher.

WHAT'S HAPPENING TO DTAL (January 2003)
Confusion, consternation and outrage from driver trainers and their students after sudden changes were made to the DTAL logbook training & licensing system.

IS DTAL WORKING? (January 2003)
Concerns within the driver training industry about the effectiveness of the NT's DTAL (Driver Training And Licensing) program.

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