NRMA Welcomes Road Safety Action Plan

Road safety signs that says "Survive this drive"
Road safety signs that says "Survive this drive"

The NRMA has today welcomed the 2026 NSW Road Safety Action Plan and is committed to working with all levels of government to help achieve the key targets of a 50 per cent reduction in deaths and a 30 per cent reduction in serious injuries by 2030.

The NSW Government’s Road Safety Action Plan includes an additional $250 million investment from the Community Road Safety Fund into a raft of initiatives designed to save lives on our roads. 

Now in its 10th year, the Fund was an initiative of the NRMA to ensure that all fine revenue raised from enforcement cameras would be dedicated to improving road safety.

The additional $250 million investment adds to record funding for road safety from the NSW and Commonwealth Governments in recent years.

The NRMA has today welcomed a suite of measures including:

  • Investing in safer roads and focusing on safer vehicles through access and technology.
  • Enhancing the Motorcycle Graduated Licensing Scheme to improve the safety of motorcyclists.
  • Introducing online resources to help people and organisations access road safety information.
  • Expanding the Driver Licensing Access Program and modernising processes to help disadvantaged people become safer drivers.
  • Introducing a Collaboration Hub for local governments to ensure that NSW’s rich data sets can be used more efficiently and effectively.
  • Investigating new ways to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians.

With more than 25 deaths each year attributable to improper restraint, the NRMA has also welcomed the decision by the NSW Government to use existing mobile phone detection camera technology to crackdown on people not wearing seatbelts.

NRMA CEO of Membership & Motoring, Emma Harrington, said the organisation was committed to working with all levels of government and stakeholder groups to help the community towards the ultimate target of zero trauma on the state’s roads.

“The NRMA has been at the forefront of road safety since our inception in 1920 and we are committed to helping deliver on the initiatives of this action plan,” Ms Harrington said.

“Safer roads, safer vehicles, technology and quality education – backed up by enforcement – are the key pillars to saving lives and reducing serious injuries. We welcome the initiatives in this plan, especially those targeted at young and vulnerable road users.

“The NRMA called for the introduction of the Driver Licensing Access Program to ensure disadvantaged people were provided with the best chance of graduating as safe drivers and we are pleased this initiative will get further support.

“Each year over 50,000 school students from over 150 schools across NSW take part in the NRMA’s schools education program – every measure we adopt today to make tomorrow’s drivers safer and more responsible will go a long way to helping NSW achieve its road safety goals.”

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