Centre for Road Safety

Motorcyclists matter

With the motorcycle community and key road safety stakeholders, we developed the NSW Motorcycle Safety Strategy. The strategy supports the goals of the NSW Road Safety Strategy and the NSW 2021 plan to reduce road trauma. Motorcycles are increasing in numbers on NSW roads. Our data shows they are over-represented in road crashes, accounted for 19 per cent of all fatalities and 21 per cent of all serious injuries in 2015.

The Motorcycle Safety Action Plan 2017-2019 is the next phase in delivering the strategy. The Action Plan outlines the main items that will improve motorcycling safety over the next three years.

Action Plan 2017-2019 highlights:

  • Focus on high risk roads to deliver targeted infrastructure improvements
  • Improve post-crash emergency response and analysis
  • Analyse serious injury data and crash studies to help reduce motorcyclist road trauma
  • Evaluate the motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme
  • Review signs on popular recreational motorcycle routes and provide guidance to riders to improve consistency and effectiveness
  • Develop improved consumer information on motorcyclist protective gear and helmets
  • Evaluate the benefits of technologies that improve motorcyclist safety, including Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and Safety Assist Technology (SAT).