NSW has achieved significant reductions in road trauma through a coordinated approach to improve road and vehicle safety, safer speed limits, better enforcement and road user behaviour. This is consistent with the long‑term vision outlined in the National Road Safety Strategy 2021–2030.

The 2026 Road Safety Action Plan seeks to continue the accomplishments of the Road Safety Plan 2021 and focuses on enhancing education and local engagement, transforming the safety of the road network and accelerating safety features in vehicles. The Plan also aligns with Future Transport 2056, the NSW Government’s transport planning strategy, which aims to ensure safety is designed into the transport network as NSW grows.