Push to make deadly NSW roads safer

With nearly 300 people killed on NSW roads in the year so far, an advocacy group is pushing politicians to reform road crime laws.

The Road Trauma Support Group NSW assists people who have to navigate police investigations, the judicial process and insurance, while also dealing with the devastating effects of road trauma.

"Road deaths and injuries shatter lives", the group's NSW representative Tom Daher said.

"As the voice of families who have experienced road trauma, we are seeking change. It is our vision that no more families will ever experience the death of a loved one through the criminal act of another".

The group is launching a campaign at NSW parliament on Monday calling for a parliamentary review of road crime legislation, changes to sentencing precedents and outcomes as well as the inclusion of victims of road crime in the Charter of Victims' Rights.

Cherylle Ippaviz, whose son was killed in a crash nearly four decades ago, said there was no service of its kind when she was left reeling from her son's death.

"When someone is killed by another person on the road, nothing prepares you for the system you have to work with," she said.

"You're constantly called on for facts and information and it's hard to separate the memory of the facts from the memory of the pain".

The NSW government released its Road Safety Action Plan in April as part of its commitment to achieving zero deaths and serious injuries on NSW roads by 2050.

It followed that up by introducing the Motor Accident Injuries Amendment Bill 2022 last month to enable the State Insurance Regulatory Authority to establish a trauma support service for families of those who have been injured or killed because of a motor accident.

Attorney-General Mark Speakman also asked the NSW Law Reform Commission earlier this month to review and report on serious road crime legislation.

The support group said these were great steps and wanted firmer "commitments from all political parties in the lead up to the election focused on supporting victims of road crime - not platitudes".

"We want no family to ever experience the death of a loved one through the criminal act of another road user".