Centre for Road Safety

Analysis saves lives

We analyse a wide range of data and crash statistics from across the state to help develop practical solutions that improve road safety in NSW.

Our data shows that drug driving has become a serious safety problem. Between 2010 and 2013, about 166 people died on NSW roads in crashes involving drivers or riders with at least one of three illegal drugs - cannabis, speed or ecstasy - in their systems.

Graduated licensing schemes are one of the most effective ways to reduce youth road trauma. These evidence based schemes help reduce the number of young drivers in crashes.

Improvements in road safety technology, including GPS, wireless communications and video detection systems have the potential to reduce road trauma.

To evaluate vehicle safety, Crashlab provides a wide range of national research and commercial checking services in its world-class test laboratory at Huntingwood in Sydney's western suburbs.

By providing safer roads and improving the design, construction and development of the road network, we can help reduce crashes and serious injuries.

The 2013 motorcycle lane filtering trial in the northern part of the Sydney CBD used a range of methods including video to monitor lane filtering behaviour to find if traffic flow improved – without jeopardising road safety.