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

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...

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...

Evaluation of the ACT Government's safer cycling reforms

This report provides an evaluation of the two major components of the ACT Government's safer cycling reforms trial: a minimum passing distance (MPD) when overtaking cyclists and the allowance for cyclists to remain on their bicycles when crossing at pedestrian crossings. An analysis of the crash dat...

Using Evaluation to Drive Program Improvement: Permanent 40 km/h Speed Limits in High Pedestrian Activity Areas in NSW

An evaluation of permanent 40 km/h speed limits in NSW aimed to determine their effectiveness in preventing crashes and to guide future program implementation. Close collaboration between independent evaluators, commissioning staff and program managers helped focus the evaluation on important quest...

Inquiry Into The National Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020

On 8 September 2017 an inquiry into the National Road Safety Strategy 2011–2020 was announced by the then federal transport minister Darren Chester. A panel of four was convened to conduct the inquiry. It was co-chaired by Associate Professor Jeremy Woolley, Director of the Centre for Automotive ...

Trends in the crash involvement of older drivers in Australia

Highights • Fatal crashes of older drivers have been declining in the USA and Great Britain. • Research on the recent trends in Australia was required. • Crash, injury, population and licensure data by age for 2003–2012 were examined. • Older driver crashes, serious injuries and fatalities were ...

Factors involved in the assessment of paediatric traffic injuries and deaths

Motor-vehicle collisions are the leading cause of unintentional injury and death in children in many parts of the world, including Europe, North America and Australia. The number of fatal collisions has decreased considerably in countries where safety measures such as child restraints, seat belts an...

A trial of retrofitted advisory collision avoidance technology in government fleet vehicles

Highlights •Collision avoidance technology (CAT) was trialed in government fleet vehicles. •Headway, lane departure, and forward and pedestrian collision alerts were provided. •Audio and visual alerts led to improved headway and lane keeping by the drivers. •Drivers thought CAT could improve saf...

Towards Safe System Infrastructure: A Compendium of Current Knowledge

This report provides a compendium of knowledge on Safe System treatments and identifies real world experience in the practical application of solutions that can mitigate crash severity. The Safe System is internationally regarded as the best practice approach to road safety. Although Australia and ...

Analysis of crash data from safety camera intersections in South Australia

There are now many signalised intersections in South Australia that are equipped with safety cameras which photograph vehicles that either travel though a red signal or exceed the posted speed limit. The detection of infringing drivers is intended to reduce speeding and red light running and ultimat...

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