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Heavy Vehicle Driver Health and Sleep Disorders
Chronic excessive sleepiness and accidents caused by sleep-related fatigue are major issues for Australian heavy vehicle drivers. This report examines the importance of sleep-related fatigue and its role in heavy vehicle accidents. Unlike many other…
Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: Recent Developments
The purpose of the report is to review developments in pedestrian and cyclist safety, particularly over the last ten years, with a view to identifying emerging issues and practice and describing new insights into pedestrian and cyclist safety.…
Speed and Accidents: Use of In-vehicle Data Recorders
This report examines sources of information used in establishing a more robust relationship between vehicle speed and accident risk than has been available. This report documents discussions with a supplier of a commercial accident recorder and…
National Road Safety Engineering Training Course
This report details all the sessions, including the main points to be covered in each session, for a program for a five day training course in road safety engineering. The program covers the two main topics in road safety engineering: accident…
Road Safety Environment and Design for Older Drivers
While older drivers do not currently represent a significant road safety problem in Australasia, they are over-represented in serious injury and casualty crashes per head of population, probably due to their frailty. Further to this, the population…
Drugs and Driving in Australia
The effects of alcohol on drivers in reducing abilities and increasing the risk of being involved in road crashes is well known. In principle, any substance affecting the central nervous system can affect the abilities required to safely control a…
Multi-Combination Driver Training and Assessment
The move towards the National Driver Licensing Scheme requires drivers who wish to drive multi-combination (MC) class vehicles to undertake an approved training course. This will require licensing jurisdictions to have a consistent approach to the…
Youth Road Safety
Youth are over-represented in road crashes in Australia. During 1996, young people were involved in 41% of fatal crashes and 37% of hospitalisation crashes in Australia. In 1997 youth were involved in a total of 8,513 fatal and hospitalisation…
Model Licence Re-assessment Procedure for Older and Disabled Drivers
Licensing in Australia is determined by each state with large differences in the requirements for re-licensing of older drivers. Unlike Australia, New Zealand has national requirements. In the majority of these jurisdictions, re-licensing of older…
Pedestrian and Cyclist Safety: Investigation of Accidents in Different Road Environments
This report presents the results of a comparison of pedestrian and bicycle casualty accident characteristics in the CBDs, inner metropolitan areas and outer metropolitan areas of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Preliminary examination of crashes in…