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At the Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) we seek to understand the many factors contributing to road crashes, with the ultimate goal of eliminating harm from our road system.
CASR is internationally recognised as a leading independent research organisation in road safety, and has been at the forefront of this field for over 30 years. Our experienced, multidisciplinary team conducts high-quality research with significant real-world impact, enabling informed decision-making in the development and implementation of road safety countermeasures and policies.
At CASR we are constantly developing our advanced vehicle testing capability. We have a current focus on pedestrian crash testing and advanced driver-assistance system (ADAS) research. We maintain a capability to conduct pedestrian impact testing to EU/ANCAP protocols. CASR has much to contribute to the understanding of emerging automotive technologies, autonomous vehicles and vulnerable road user safety.
Our in-depth crash investigation program has been a core activity since the 1970s. CASR investigators attend road crashes in metropolitan and rural areas to identify what infrastructure, vehicle or human behaviour-based countermeasures may have prevented the crash, or reduced its severity. We work collaboratively with the emergency services on-site while maintaining our independent scientific investigations.
Safe Systems for Road Engineers and Managers Micro-credential
CASR developed a self-paced online micro-credential, Safe Systems for Road Engineers, which will ensure you bridge the gap between professional practice and the Safe System application. You will learn the skills to effectively utilise the Safe System in road safety in your day-to-day role in road infrastructure.
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The purpose of this pilot project was to devise and trial a method by which the safety technologies of a sample of the vehicle fleet in South Australia could be identified and compared between vehicles being used in metropolitan areas and rural areas. The trialled method proved successful in collect...
This study involved an investigation of the use of protective clothing by motorcyclists in the ACT, encompassing both commuting (n=33) and recreational (n=45) riders. Rider knowledge about MotoCAP, the star rating scheme for protective clothing that operates in Australia and New Zealand, was also ex...
This study examined the number of older pedestrians (65 years and over) hit by motor vehicles in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Collision characteristics, location information, and pedestrian injury outcomes were also examined to understand the crashes, in the context of the ACT and its inf...
An evaluation was conducted on whether a suitable road-based Perceptual Counter-Measure (PCM) could induce motorcyclists to choose safer speeds and lane positions when negotiating curves. A peripheral transverse line marking was designed and trialled at two curves along a popular motorcyclist route....
CASR's founder appointed Officer in the Order of Australia (AO)
02 Feb During his time as Director of CASR, and the Road Accident Research Unit prior to that, Jack co-ordinated and conducted research into a wide variety of areas related to traffic safety, and in the process contributed directly to significant reductions in the road toll not only in Australia but throughout the world.
During his time as Director of CASR, and the Road Accident Research Unit prior to that, Jack co-ordinated and conducted research into a wide variety of areas related to traffic safety, and in the process contributed directly to significant reductions in the road toll not only in Australia but throughout the world.