Saving Lives on Country Roads Initiative
Reducing fatalities and serious injuries on country roads is one of the biggest road safety challenges for NSW and a key focus of the 2026 Road Safety Plan.
The Savings Lives on Country Roads initiative is designed to address two key contributors to road fatalities and serious injuries on country roads: high risk curves and fatigue.
Projects funded under this initiative are targeting run-off-road and head-on crashes by addressing high risk curves through improved curve signage, widened shoulders, vehicle activated signage and flexible safety barriers.
The Saving Lives on Country Roads initiative is targeting the crash types commonly related to lane departure and driver fatigue by installing a number of key treatments:
- Audio Tactile Line Marking (ATLM)
- Wide centreline combined with ATLM
- Flexible safety barrier
- Motorcycle underrun
- Sealed shoulder widening at curves and on straights
- Curve Alignment Markers (CAMs)
- Curve advisory signs
- Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS).
In line with Towards Zero, the Saving Lives on Country Roads initiative is delivering consistent route-based safety improvements in place of traditional reactive safety treatments that target isolated locations on the road network.