Safe System approach
The Safe System approach to road safety has been adopted by all Australian state and territory road authorities. The approach recognises that humans, as road users, are fallible and will make mistakes which will result in crashes. It requires that road infrastructure be designed to take account of these errors and vulerabilities to reduce the risk of serious injury.
ARRB expertise is applied to develop innovative solutions to address current and emerging road safety issues throughout Australasia and the wider international community.
ARRB is a recognised leader in developing the Safe System vision for road transport. ARRB works together with road authorities to implement the vision’s aim of no death and serious injury on Australian and New Zealand road networks.
The ARRB Safe Systems team has experience in most road safety areas including:
- policy and strategy development
- road design and traffic engineering
- road user behaviour and education
- fatigue monitoring and management
- vulnerable road users
- vehicle safety
- heavy vehicles including vehicle dynamics
- collision and incident investigation.
The team has clients from around the world including China, Thailand, India, USA, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. In Australia ARRB’s clients include federal and state road authorities, public transport agencies, vehicle insurers, mining industry, transport companies and local governments.
Technical and strategic research program
Road Safety Engineering resesarch focuses on ways to improve the road environment in order to reduce road safety risk as part of the Safe Systems approach. A number of projects covering areas of road safety and speed and roadside safety are underway. Other projects include road safety engineering measures to address fatigue, improving safety of heavy vehicles in urban areas and program development and trials of a national risk assessment model.
International capabilities -for more information on our international capabilities please click here
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Road Safety Contacts Register
The ARRB Library collates and makes available a register of personnel involved in road safety research and services within Australia and New Zealand.
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This is a searchable database of contact details for researchers and practitioners within the road safety field in Australia and New Zealand.
Included in this Register are individuals with a professional interest in aspects of road safety who may work in academic institutions, research centres, government departments or private enterprise. Individual records list both contact details and specific areas of interest. Production of this Register is supported by funding from the National Information Services (NIS) program.
Please click here to access the Road Safety Contacts Register
Global Road Safety Decade of Action
1.3 million people die in crashes on the worlds roads every year and a further 50 million are injured. In order to address this major health crisis, the UN has declared 2011-2020 as the Decade of Action for Road Safety.
ARRB Group has made a commitment to support the Decade of Action for Road Safety through our our organizations management of work related road safety. Please click here for more information on ARRB Group's role.
ARRB Group publications on this topic include:
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