Road to improvement
The NSW Government is committed to improving road safety for the community and plans to make NSW roads the safest in the country. In 2011, we worked with the NSW Road Safety Advisory Council and the heavy vehicle industry to develop the NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021.
The strategy established the directions for road safety in NSW for the 10 years 2012-2021 and outlines 'Working Towards Vision Zero' as a key part of the strategy, which aims to reduce the likelihood of crashes and the severity of those that occur. The strategy also sets a target to reduce annual deaths and serious injuries by at least 30 per cent by 2021.
The strategy is underpinned by the Safe System approach to improving road safety to be used in NSW over the 10 years, and also outlines key safe system issues and initiatives.
The NSW Road Safety Strategy 2012-2021 is currently being delivered through the actions outlined in the Road Safety Plan 2021.