Publications

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Improving Fleet Safety: Current Approaches and Best Practice Guidelines
The aims of this study were to a undertake a review and evaluation of the safety practices including, but not limited to, purchasing, safety programs, driver training and safety monitoring used by enterprises using vehicles for commercial purposes.…
Analysis of the Safety Benefits of Heavy Vehicle Accreditation Schemes
The purpose of this investigation was to determine the safety benefits of heavy vehicle accreditation. Accreditation is a formal process for recognising operators who have good safety and other management systems in place. Those management systems…
Road Surface Characteristics and Crash Occurrence: A Literature Review

The starting point for this review was the recently-published Austroads Guidelines for the Management of Road Surface Skid Resistance. Skid resistance, which depends on both microtexture and macrotexture, is currently the road surface characteristic…

Audit of Rest Areas Against National Guidelines
At its February 2006 meeting, Council of Australian Governments requested that a national audit of heavy vehicle Rest Areas be carried out against a nationally agreed standards (National Guidelines for Provision of Rest Area Facilities). The audited…
Guide to Road Safety Part 3: Speed Limits and Speed Management
The purpose of this guide is to provide an overview of speed limits and their application as a speed management tool. The use of appropriate speed limits form an integral part of a safe road system. They are a speed management tool used to improve…
Guide to Road Safety Part 9: Roadside Hazard Management
Run-off-road (ROR) crashes are a major type of road crash that results in death and serious injury. There are numerous reasons as to why vehicles leave the roadway and encroach onto the roadside environment. These reasons include lack of driver…