Publications

Many of the centre’s publications can be accessed online, covering a wide range of topics.

These include evidence-based road safety observations relating to: drug and alcohol use, collision avoidance, cycling, injury biomechanics, young drivers, traffic engineering, fleet safety, and occupant protection.

Characteristics of crash-involved drink and drug drivers and motorcyclists

Objective Drug driving is an issue of growing concern among Australian jurisdictions, including South Australia. In order to have an appropriate response to drug driving in regard to policy and enforcement, it is important to have sound knowledge about the patterns of drug use among motorists and t...

The Effect of Age on Injury Patterns in Pedestrian Deaths

Although it is known that elderly pedestrians are at increased risk of injury and death from vehicle crashes the specific pattern of lethal injuries related to age has not been extensively studied. Data on the numbers of pedestrian fatalities and ages were obtained from 1990 to 2020 from the Traffic...

564 Evidence-Based Road Safety Interventions to Prevent Regional and Remote Road Trauma

Background Approximately one third of Australians live in regional and remote areas but these areas account for two thirds of road fatalities. The purpose of this project was to provide practitioners with guidance on evidence-based road safety interventions that can prevent fatal and serious injury ...

Traffic and road safety effects of the 2020 COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia

The purpose of this study was to document relevant COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia and present the resultant effects on traffic and road safety measures during 2020 through comparison with years prior to the pandemic. Data were extracted from various sources to analyse the changes throughou...

Video capture and analysis of cyclists using infrastructure in the ACT through machine learning

The implementation of infrastructure to reduce traffic conflicts and improve road safety for cyclists is critical. However, potential benefits resulting from strategic interventions can only be achieved if there is corresponding compliance or good utilisation of that infrastructure. Traditional meth...

A comparison of uncontrolled, give way sign controlled and stop sign controlled intersections in South Australia

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) has undertaken study to compare uncontrolled, give way and stop sign controlled intersections as used in South Australia. The answers to two basic questions are desired: is more control justified if safety is impaired; and do road users differentiate ...

Options for mitigating filter right turn crashes at signalised intersections based on video footage of crashes

Signalised intersections represent locations along the road network where traffic managers exert the greatest control on road users. However, crashes do occur at signalised intersections and because of the combination of high speeds and right angle crash configurations, they are likely to cause harm...

Collisions involving older pedestrians and motor vehicles in South Australia

This study examines collisions between motor vehicles and older pedestrians in South Australia. Police-reported data between 2008 and 2017 were analysed, along with data from the state’s major trauma hospital on admissions between January 2008 and November 2010 and June 2014 and August 2017. Fewer o...

Development of a process to audit vehicle safety technology prevalence

To determine the prevalence of vehicle safety technologies in the active vehicle fleet, a process was developed and trialled in a small area of South Australia. In-vehicle cameras were used to capture number plates of passing vehicles while driving in different areas. The captured number plates were...

RJAWS Lite: A Low-cost, Technology-based Intersection Safety Treatment

Crashes at intersections contribute a substantial number of fatal and serious injuries in Australia. Regional and remote intersections are particularly dangerous for road users, due to high speeds and a widespread lack of safety measures beyond the minimum control and sight distance requirements. Th...

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