The Community Road Safety Fund was established in 2013 as a legal requirement to ensure fines from camera detected speeding, red-light and mobile phone use offences are only used for road safety purposes. The NSW Government also allocates additional funds to deliver targeted road safety programs and help reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads.
We are committed to working towards the goal of zero road deaths and serious injuries by 2050, consistent with the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030. The Community Road Safety Fund allows us to continue to deliver the commitments in the Road Safety Action Plan 2026 and improve safety for our community.
Since the Fund started in 2013, more than 1,400 lives have been saved. In this time we have delivered programs that are saving lives and preventing serious injuries, including:
- The world’s first mobile phone detection cameras
- Delivery of life-saving infrastructure safety treatments across the road network
- Testing and rating of child restraints
- High visibility police operations
- Road safety education for children and young people
- Road safety advertising campaigns
- School crossing supervisors and flashing lights at schools
- The Driver Licensing Access Program
- Drink driving and drug driving reforms
- New and used car safety ratings and vehicle research
- Road safety delivery through partnerships including local governments as well as advocates and ambassadors to promote safety initiatives.
The annual Road Safety Progress reports outline how money from Community Road Safety Fund is spent each financial year.