Improving Road Safety
This involves a holistic view of the road transport system and the interactions among roads and roadsides, travel speeds, vehicles and road users. It is an inclusive approach that caters for all groups using the road system, including drivers, motorcyclists, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and commercial and heavy vehicle drivers. The Safe Systems approach recognises that people will always make mistakes and may have road crashes—but the system should be forgiving and those crashes should not result in death or serious injury.
The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) is a recognised leader in developing the Transport Safety vision for road transport. ARRB works together with road agencies to implement the vision’s aim of no death and serious injury on Australian and New Zealand road networks.
The ARRB Transport Safety 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.