Centre for Road Safety

Safer behaviour

To engage the community and help change unsafe behaviour on the roads, we develop education and awareness campaigns.

Towards Zero highlights the human element of the road toll and encourages all road users to change the way we think about road safety.

Casual speeding is the biggest cause of deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads, with most speeding fatalities occurring at no more than 10km/h over the speed limit.

Saving Lives on Country Roads encourages country drivers to challenge the everyday excuses used to justify unsafe behaviour on the road. More than 70 per cent of fatal crashes on country roads involve country residents.

Our Stop it... Or cop it campaign warns drivers, riders and all road users breaking the road rules that they can be caught anywhere and at any time.

Ride to Live gets to the heart of what keeps motorcyclists safe: making good decisions. The campaign gives riders useful information about the risks they face on the road and how they can best manage them.

Don't trust your tired self focuses on drivers before they get behind the wheel, helping to reduce the number of fatigue-related crashes.

The Plan B drink driving campaign is about making positive choices to get home safely after a night out, reinforcing the safety message that if you are having a few drinks, driving is not an option.

Slow Down, Move Over and Give Space improves the safety of emergency services personnel, tow truck operators and breakdown assistance providers working on the road, as well as the people they are helping.

Our Get Your Hand Off It campaign has been extended to highlight the serious consequences of using your mobile phone illegally while driving. Taking your eyes off the road for just two seconds could cost you, or those you care about, everything.

Look Out Before You Step Out aims to improve pedestrian safety, particularly on higher risk urban roads. Upgrades to pedestrian safety infrastructure include changes to traffic signal timing to protect pedestrians from turning cars and more high pedestrian activity 40km/h speed zones.

Be Truck Aware highlights the importance of taking extra care around trucks, especially if you live, work or travel in Sydney.

The Be Bus Aware campaign features Bus Safety Week, highlighting the importance of bus safety for all road users. Buses are large, heavy vehicles and can’t stop quickly.

Go Together helps drivers, bicycle riders and pedestrians understand how changes to the law will help everyone respect each other's space and stay safe.

Our Double Demerits Think Twice road safety campaign encourages safe behaviour on our roads, reminding drivers and riders that during double demerit periods the consequences for breaking the road rules are more severe.

They're counting on you encourages the correct use of child car seats and raises awareness that many seats are not fitted correctly. It also includes our new video on driveway safety featuring TV personality Scott Cam.

Road Rules Awareness Week helps anyone whose knowledge of the road rules isn't as thorough as it used to be. During the annual week, road users are encouraged to phone a special hotline to have their questions answered by road safety experts.