Highway Safety Action Group of NSW Inc, is a high-profile voluntary
community organisation promoting road safety.
It was established at a public meeting in Orange in May 1992
by more than 400 people following the death of several young
people on roads in Central West NSW.
founder, Marj Bollinger, was closely touched by the accidents,
when her son Neil was involved in a crash that killed two people
and severely injured another passenger.
weeks later popular local journalist Sonya Reece died when wool
bales fell from a truck onto her car at Mt Lambie near Lithgow.
vehicles travelling on the poorly maintained Great Western Highway
caused both accidents.
was an opportunity to turn these tragic accidents into something
positive through strong community action on road safety in regional
HSAG was the product of that moment.