Centre for Road Safety

We develop practical solutions to reduce deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads. The way we develop and target our road safety campaigns, work with the community and design our roads and vehicles can greatly affect the outcome of road crashes in NSW.

The 2026 Road Safety Action Plan includes new targets to halve road deaths and reduce serious injuries by 30 per cent by 2030.

The Road Safety Plan 2021 set out priorities to help meet the Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 targets for reducing deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads.

Our road safety plans position NSW to work towards a longer term aspirational goal of a zero road toll to support the Future Transport strategy, which is being developed to establish a 40-year vision for transport in NSW.

We use the Safe System approach to reduce deaths and serious injuries. The approach aims for zero tolerance – that no death or serious injury on our road network is acceptable.

All about saving lives

Some of our main responsibilities are to:

What we do

Some of our achievements include the Safety Town website, an online resource for students, teachers and parents, and the Child Car Seats website, where you can compare independent testing and rating of more than 200 types of child car seats.

Community grants

The Community Road Safety Grants program allows community groups across NSW the opportunity to deliver localised safety projects.

Plans and partnerships

Our strategies and action plans outline how we aim to reduce annual road deaths and serious injuries by at least 30 per cent by 2021.

Our partnership with the police involves many projects to reduce speeding and drink driving, as well as other safety risks.

Research helps provide the evidence we need to develop new safety initiatives, such as the Speed Adviser smartphone app, designed to reduce speeding and save lives.

The Local Government Road Safety Program is our partnership with Roads and Maritime Services and local councils to raise the profile of road safety in NSW.

Our products include helpful publications and guides to improve road user education and behaviour.