Transport and Road Safety Centre

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Research and advocacy that focus on Safer Roads, Safer Vehicles, and Safer People.

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Competitive advantage

  • One of Australia's leading transport and road safety research centres
  • Structured around disciplines needed for effective transport and road safety research: safety policy and systems, psychology, human factors, engineering and crashworthiness, information technology systems, biomechanics, biostatistics, epidemiology, and social sciences


  • Translation of research findings that inform transport and road safety policy
  • Multiple submissions to state and federal parliamentary inquiries into road safety
  • Advisory role to several road safety authorities in Australia and internationally

Successful outcomes

  • The Australian Naturalistic Driving Study (ANDS), the most significant naturalistic study of driving in Australia and internationally

Capabilities and facilities

  • Driving simulation lab
  • Data linkage, biostatistics, surveillance, large observational and naturalistic studies
  • Expertise in various areas of road safety research: novice drivers, motorcycle crashes, heavy vehicle drivers, fatigue, quad bike safety and cycling safety, including in older people

Our partners

  • Transport for NSW
  • Queensland Department of Main Roads
  • Victoria Department of Transport
  • NSW State Insurance Regulatory Authority
  • Transport Accident Commission, Victoria
  • NSW Crashlab
  • UN Road Safety Collaboration
  • Global Burden Of Diseases and Injury Group