Crash scene

All media enquiries should be directed to Kim Smith, Marketing and Events Officer on 07 3138 4568 or email

Latest press releases

25/11/2016 - CARRS-Q to support Australia's largest intelligent vehicle trial Linked to another web site

24/11/2016 - QUT tests new tech for driving/cycling overtaking rule Linked to another web site

22/11/2016 - Strange bedfellows: dangerous link between driver distraction and sleepiness Linked to another web site

24/10/2016 - Home handy but not so stable: steep rise in ladder-related falls Linked to another web site

21/10/2016 - Groundbreaking QUT review on counteracting mobile phone distraction while driving Linked to another web site

7/09/2016 - Is 40 the new 50? Push for a new national local street speed Linked to another web site

16/08/2016 - Helping the community to speak up for road safety: CARRS-Q Linked to another web site

09/08/2016 - Light and caffeine improve driver alertness: CARRS-Q study Linked to another web site

03/08/2016 - Why parents are the new “heroes” in policing young drivers Linked to another web site

02/08/2016 - People not technology will drive success of autonomous vehicles Linked to another web site

21/07/2016 - Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving? Linked to another web site

14/07/2016 - How Pokemon Go is helping road safety researchers Linked to another web site

13/07/2016 - Taking a carrot and stick approach to workplace safety Linked to another web site

12/07/2016 - CARRS-Q to host International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology Linked to another web site

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CARRS-Q in the news

Researchers from the Centre are often called upon for expert comment by print and broadcast publications. Visit the CARRS-Q in the News page for a selection of recent coverage.

You may also refer to our latest newsletter for information about our recent activities.

Journalists wishing to contact senior academic staff and researchers from the Centre are encouraged to contact Kim Smith, Media Liaison Officer on 07 3138 4623.

Awards received by CARRS-Q

Visit the External Recognition page to read about awards bestowed on CARRS-Q and its staff and students.

Road safety fact sheets

CARRS-Q has a range of Fact Sheets that provide general information on road safety issues. More detailed information can be found on our Research and Publications pages.

Road safety statistics

For the latest road safety statistics, please visit the Department of Infrastructure, Transport & Regional Economics Safety Statistics Linked to another web site or the Queensland Transport and Main Roads weekly statistics Linked to another web site.

Support for Campaigns

CARRS-Q is proud to support the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 and UN Global Road Safety Week 2015.


The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) was established in 1996 as a joint venture between the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and the Queensland University of Technology (QUT).

As one of only two internationally recognised, university-based research centres of its kind in Australia, the Centre was created to address the enormous human, economic and social factors resulting from road crashes. The Centre has since expanded its research to include areas of research such as Intelligent Tranpsort Systems, Occupational Safety, Regulation and Enforcement, Road Safety Infrastructure, School and Community Injury Prevention, and Vulnerable Road Users. More about CARRS-Q ...