Road User Behaviour 

 Changing Times

PedestriansThe way transport systems are used is changing. Monitoring these changes, understanding the factors that drive them, and determining their implications for safety and efficiency is a growing component of the work undertaken by the Australian Road Research Board's behavioural scientists. We also work closely with other transport industry professionals to:
  • offer solutions to transport safety or efficiency problems involving human behaviour
  • contribute to better project outcomes through identification of best practice and well designed evaluations
  • contribute the road user perspective to fields such as transport safety, transport efficiency, transport integration, road user education and driver and rider licensing.

Our capabilities include:

  • field studies of driver, rider and pedestrian behaviour using direct observation, video recording and a variety of speed measurement devices
  • content, process and outcome evaluations of road safety interventions
  • gathering and interpretation of self-report data collected via a range of constantly-evolving methods based on questionnaires, group discussions and interviews
  • analysis of crash data (with emphasis on understanding contributing behaviours) and driver offence data
  • development of behaviour change programs.

The team is highly experienced in:

  • analysis of crash and traffic offence data to identify problems and target groups and evaluate program outcomes
  • surveys of road user knowledge, perceptions, attitudes and self-reported behaviour and crash involvement
  • community and stakeholder consultation
  • video monitoring of pedestrian and vehicle movements
  • statistical analysis in road transport
  • evaluation of past research. 


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