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.

The CASR catalogue is currently not kept up to date, however it is still searchable here

 

Latest publications and reports

The Exponent of the Dependence of Impact Force on Impact Velocity

Injury may result if the head is struck by a projectile (e.g., a nonlethal weapon or a sports ball), even if the projectile is of small mass and has a soft exterior. Some theory is available concerning the dependence of maximum force on the impact velocity and mass of the projectile. In light of tha...

Obesity and age as factors in lethal leg amputation following motorcycle crashes

The autopsy files at Forensic Science South Australia (FSSA) were searched from January 2008 to December 2018 for all cases of motorcycle fatalities with a lower limb amputation. Six cases were identified; five male riders and one female pillion passenger, with age ranging from 48 to 67 years (avera...

Prioritising harm elimination: The effect of benefit-cost metrics and planning timeframes on perceived benefits

Benefit-cost analysis is extensively used to justify and prioritise road infrastructure investment but its reliance, when applied to road safety initiatives, can be counter-productive. Due to their substantial costs, primary Safe System-aligned treatments that virtually eliminate harm often come wit...

A future of zero injuries and deaths of pedestrians and cyclists

Since 1999, pedestrian land transport injury hospitalisations have decreased by an average of 2.2% per annum (Kreisfeld and Harrison, 2019). However, bicyclist injury hospitalisations have increased by an average of 1.5% per annum (Kreisfeld and Harrison, 2019) and in more recent years the increase ...

National View on Regional and Remote Road Safety

Road crash fatality rates continue to be unacceptably higher in regional and remote areas than major cities. This report provides a comprehensive investigation of the causes of road crashes in regional and remote Australia and gives strategic guidance to identify the best approaches to eliminate har...

Guide to Road Safety Part 5: Road Safety for Regional and Remote Areas

Road trauma in regional and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand are a major road safety problem. Drivers and riders in regional and remote areas are at an unacceptably greater risk of road deaths and injuries than those living in major cities. This updated version of the Austroads Guide to Ro...

Real car versus driving simulator comparison of head dynamics in emergency braking events

Whiplash remains a huge health and socio- economic issue. Additionally, with the increasing automation of our vehicles, a new categorization of car-crashes injuries may arise, as reported in [Sub17]. Thus, the number of whiplash in car crashes is likely to get bigger. Many studies have been investig...

Regional and remote road safety - A national view

Road crash fatality rates continue to be unacceptably higher in regional/remote areas than major cities. This study investigates the causes of road crashes in regional/remote areas and provides strategic guidance to identify the most effective approaches to eliminate harm on the road network in thes...

Motorcycle Crashes Resulting in Hospital Admissions in South Australia - Crash Characteristics and Injury Patterns

This study examined records from the Royal Adelaide Hospital for 763 motorcyclists (admitted January 2008-November 2010 and April 2014-December 2016). Records were linked with police-reported crash data and blood test results. Compared with 1617 car drivers admitted over the same periods, motorcycli...

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