Centre for Road Safety

Future without road trauma

The Road Safety Plan 2021 sets out priority areas to address recent increases in the road toll and to move us towards achieving the NSW Government’s State Priority Target to reduce fatalities by 30 per cent by 2021. Our aspirational long-term goal is zero trauma on the NSW road network.

The plan will deliver on six priority areas:

  • Saving lives on country roads
  • Liveable and safe urban communities
  • Using the roads safely
  • Building a safer community culture
  • New and proven vehicle technology
  • Building a safe future.

Actions under each of these priority areas represent targeted and proven initiatives that will help us progress towards our road safety goals, addressing key trends, trauma risks and the types of crashes occurring on NSW roads.

You can view the plan on the Towards Zero website.

For updates on the Road Safety Plan 2021, email the Centre for Road Safety at towardszero@transport.nsw.gov.au

You can also follow us on the NSW Road Safety Facebook page for news and updates.

Draft Road Safety Plan 2021 consultation

The development of the draft Road Safety Plan 2021 was informed by an extensive consultation process between December 2016 and June 2017, to gather input from stakeholders and community members.

More than 20,000 people were engaged during the consultation process, with about 4,000 people participating in forums, meetings and online surveys, and more than 16,000 others engaging through social media.

The Draft Road Safety Plan 2021 was released for consultation in October 2017.

Road trauma data reports and presentations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are over represented in road trauma in NSW. Our Road Trauma Statistical Profile (PDF, 827Kb) and Stakeholder and Community Consultation Workshop (PDF, 338Kb) have more details and road trauma profiles.

Countermeasure workshops

Reports from our Countermeasure Workshops contain detailed trauma data across different road safety categories:

State and regional overviews

Our Road Safety Plan development (PDF, 2.7Mb) provides an overview of road trauma in NSW, what's been proven to save lives and an outline of our consultation plans.

You can find more statistics and trends in our Road Trauma Overview reports for different regions across NSW:

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