CARRS-Q Events & Seminars


2016 Events and Seminars

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Distraction: the problem & potential solutions

As society's dependency on technology increases, so does the temptation to participate in distracting activities. The problem of distraction is occurring in all walks of life, with significant consequences for road users.

What is the nature and scope of the problem of distraction

What strategies can be adopted to address this issue in the road safety context?

CARRS-Q Researchers presented their latest research on this topic, and invited discussion on the development and implementation of future strategies to help combat this problem. Download the recording of this seminar [MP4, 4.4GB]


Professor Max Donath, Director, Roadway Safety Institute & Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota - "Overview of RSI & Smartphone-Based Teen Driver Support System: Results from a 300 teen driver field operational test". Download the recording of this seminar [MP4, 1.55GB]


Queensland Road Safety Awards Community Engagement Workshop

This annual event, hosted by CARRS-Q, was held at Victoria Park Golf & Function Centre, Herston Road, Herston, Brisbane.

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Michael Paul Manser, Ph.D., Program Manager, Senior Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute - "The role of driver state detection and vehicle error recognition in addressing driver safety". Download the recording of this seminar [MP4, 646MB]


Linda Ng Boyle, Professor and Chair, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Washington - "Modelling the effects of drivers’ adaptive behaviour on system safety". Download the recording of this seminar [MP4, 493MB]


ICTTP 2016: International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology
QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q) and Griffith University’s School of Applied Psychology hosted ICTTP6 in Brisbane, Australia. Conference theme: "Taking Traffic and Transport Psychology to the World". For more information please visit 


Dr Wouter Van den Berghe, Research Director, Knowledge Centre, Belgian Road Safety Institute - "The development and deployment of the research strategy of the Belgian Road Safety Institute". View the slides: Motorcycle Safety Research in Belgium [PDF, 1.89MB]


Tara Goddard, PhD Candidate, Nohad Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning, Portland State University - "Explicit and Implicit Attitudes and Self-Reported Safety Behaviours in US Drivers towards Bicyclists".

28/04/2016 Taxi Safety Seminar
Limited research has been conducted into the taxi industry either internationally or within Australia. CARRS-Q has now undertaken research projects within the taxi industry. The results and implications of this research were presented at this seminar, together with a highlight of the progress in the design of a new feedback system to provide driver-specific feedback on driving performance. A synopsis of this research [PDF, 988KB] is now available.


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