Publications

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Safe System Workshop Materials
In 2016 Austroads partnered with member agencies to deliver a series of 15 workshops to disseminate and explore the findings of Austroads Safety Projects: Translating Safe System Infrastructure Research and Knowledge into Practice (SS2016),…
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.…
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…
Webinar: A National Approach to Measuring Non-fatal Crash Outcomes
This webinar, presented on 4 April 2019, gives an overview of an Austroads pilot project to improve the measurement and reporting of serious injury crashes.
A National Approach to Measuring Non-fatal Crash Outcomes
This report documents an Austroads pilot project (Stage 1) to improve the measurement and reporting of serious injury crashes by matching crash and hospital data. The aim was to provide a proof of concept for a national approach to supply routine…
Vehicles as Workplace
Work health and safety legislation in Australia and New Zealand defines vehicles as a workplace. Vehicle use in road traffic is by far the most significant contributor to work-related traumatic injury.
Assessing Fitness to Drive 2016 (as amended up to August 2017)
Assessing Fitness to Drive, a joint publication of Austroads and the National Transport Commission (NTC), details the medical standards for driver licensing for use by health professionals and driver licensing authorities. The primary purpose of…
Safety of Disadvantaged Road Users
This publication reports the literature review and statistical analysis stages of a project to investigate the relationship between disadvantage and road casualties.
Distraction and Attitudes Towards Safe Pedestrian Behaviour
Pedestrians account for around 14% of Australian road deaths annually. International research suggests that pedestrian distraction from smart phones may lead to greater risk of trauma. Ownership of smart phones in Australia is high, suggesting this…
Providing for Road User Error in the Safe System
This project investigated the feasibility and cost of moving towards a truly Safe System infrastructure. The key feature of such an infrastructure is that it be designed to preserve safety in the face of driver fallibility.