Road Safety Infrastructure

A vehicle with driver testing technology installed

Topics covered under this theme include the impact on safety of driver and roadway interactions, advanced transport communications technologies, traffic operations, multi-modal connections (e.g. level crossings, bike lanes), and improving road safety data collection, analysis, and evaluation methods.

This theme also includes transport system safety planning and management.

An improved understanding of the relationships between engineering investments and driver behavioural responses to such designs is required both in Australia and internationally.

The current research programs work closely with key industry partners to examine the usefulness of technological solutions to improve the human factors associated with road safety infrastructure.


Theme leader: Professor Narelle Haworth Linked to another web site


Recent projects (in order of commencement date):


LC/16 - Active 'Expect Trains' sign trial (2016 - in progress)

Promoting journey access for people with disability in Cambodia (2016 - 2017)

Self-explaining roadworks: A pilot study to prevent injuries to drivers and roadworkers (2016 - in progress)

Slips, trips and falls on trains and at railway stations - Stages 2 & 3 (2016 - in progress)

Review of stop sign level crossing distance (2015)

Safety at road worksites [BN2019] (2015 - 2017)

Proactive detection of motor vehicle crash black spots based on their underlying behavioural, engineering, and spatially related causes (2014 - 2016)

Using self-report data to predict crash risk: How accurate is it and how can it best be used? (2012 - in progress)

An evaluation of a number of low-cost rail level crossing warning devices (2011 -2013)

A PhD program of research entitled "Piecing the puzzle together: data linkages in road safety" (2010 - 2014)


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