Road Safety

Our road safety research aims to mitigate crash risks and knowledge gaps.

Latest publications and webinars

A National Approach to Measuring Non-fatal Crash Outcomes
  • AP-R599-19
  • 14 March 2019
  • Research Reports
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…
Infrastructure Risk Rating Manual for Australian Roads
  • AP-R587A-19
  • 4 March 2019
  • Research Reports
This manual sets out the steps for undertaking an IRR assessment. It is divided into four parts: identify supporting data sources; identify homogenous road sections; code road and roadside features; and calculate IRR score and risk band.
Road Risk Assessment, Case Studies and Engagement Guidance for Speed Management
Inappropriate or excessive speed is a major road safety issue. Effective speed management is fundamental and critical to reducing speed-related road trauma. Speed limit setting is at the core of speed management. Speed limits need to be set at a safe…

Austroads' Road Safety Task Force and their projects.

An overview of the Guide to Road Safety which examines road crash costs and road agencies’ duty of care to provide safe travel.