Publications

Many of the centre’s publications can be accessed online, covering a wide range of topics.

These include evidence-based road safety observations relating to: drug and alcohol use, collision avoidance, cycling, injury biomechanics, young drivers, traffic engineering, fleet safety, and occupant protection.

Latest publications and reports

Evaluating behaviour change communication campaigns in health and safety: A literature review

This literature review examined selected international research, published from 2010 to the present, to investigate how six fields other than road safety (i.e. healthy eating/physical activity, smoking, alcohol and drug use, workplace health and safety, suicide and juvenile offending) evaluated thei...

The relationship between self-reported and actual driving-related behaviours: A literature review

Self-report approaches include questionnaires, interviews, focus groups and driver diaries. They are relatively inexpensive, provide detailed information and can reach large numbers of people. However, it is unclear to what extent they validly measure actual behaviours. Twenty studies are discussed ...

Speeding in crashes in the United States of America. A pilot study using event data recorder information from NASS-CDS

The prevalence of speeding in crashes is only currently reported for fatal crashes in the United States of America (USA) using police reports, and the prevalence reported (27%) is well below that found in a national study that measured travel speeds (65%). The aim of this study was to explore how ev...

Trends in pedestrian protection for vehicles rated by Australasian NCAP

Analysis of scores in pedestrian protection tests conducted by ANCAP between 2001 and 2017 indicates that the average score has improved from 7.5 to 25. This has been achieved by steady improvement in the design of relevant vehicle components. Many of these improvements are unlikely to have signific...

Distracted driving: Prevalence and motivations..

This study is a selective review of recent international literature concerning the prevalence of distracted driving and motivations underpinning this behaviour. Distracted driving data from naturalistic observation, roadside observation, self-report studies and crash data were examined. The reviewed...

Exploring the prevalence of in-vehicle driver distraction in moving traffic: A pilot study

This pilot study sought to examine the prevalence of in-vehicle driver distractions at four locations around Adelaide. Specialised video cameras were used to record drivers and their behaviour inside their vehicle, while they were driving in moving traffic. From each of the four locations, 30-minute...

An evaluation of bicycle passing distances in the ACT

To evaluate bicycle passing distances in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), specialised passing distance measurement devices (PDMDs) were installed on a sample of 23 cyclists who ride in the ACT. Passing distance data and GPS data was collected by cyclists using the PDMDs for a four-week period...

Assessing the performance of motorcyclists? impact protectors in simulated ATD knee and shoulder impacts

Objective: Fractures are a common injury among motorcycle riders and can have serious health implications. Impact protection (IP) has been designed to help prevent fractures, yet there are conflicting opinions as to whether this IP does in fact help prevent fractures in real-world crashes. This work...

Locating and evaluating fixed safety cameras in South Australia

Fixed safety cameras that detect red light running and speeding vehicles are known to be an effective method of controlling driver behaviour and producing road safety benefits. While no definitive best practice for choosing safety camera locations was found in the literature, there are a number of c...

An examination of offences at South Australian safety camera sites

Fixed safety cameras that detect speeding (and in some cases red light running) are known to be a generally effective method of controlling driver behaviour and producing road safety benefits. They were first introduced in South Australia in 1988 and are now in operation at more than 150 locations a...

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