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Austroads research and technical reports are available for free once you log-in to the Austroads publications website.

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Recent Road Safety Reports

  AP-R562-18-200px.jpg Best Practice in Road Safety Infrastructure Programs

This report provides best practice recommendations for the development of Road Safety Infrastructure Programs (RSIPs) that align with the safe system approach.

AP R560 18 200px Towards Safe System Infrastructure: A Compendium of Current Knowledge

This report provides a compendium of knowledge on Safe System treatments and identifies real world experience in the practical application of solutions that can mitigate crash severity.

 AP R561 18 200px Vehicles as Workplace

This report discusses the context within which work health and safety and road traffic safety currently intersect, and the process followed during the preparation of a work health and safety guide. The report includes an engagement strategy to support ongoing work in the area and is itself supported by a communications plan and evaluation plan.

AP R556 17 200px Understanding and Improving Safe System Intersection Performance

This report details a study which sought to improve understanding of the key factors in intersection severe injury crashes, and to develop initiatives to improve the design of intersections for better alignment with the Safe System objective of minimising death and serious injury.

cover image Safe System Infrastructure on Mixed Use Arterials

This report provides a synthesis of key safety solutions as well as issues that need to be considered when effectively addressing safety on urban mixed use arterial routes.

AP R515 16 200px Older Road Users: Emerging Trends

This report identifies trends in crash involvement amongst older road users (aged 75+).

Austroads & Road Safety

The total cost of road crashes in 2011 is estimated at AUD$20.64 billion in Australia and NZD$3.54 billion in New Zealand.

On average, four people are killed and 90 are seriously injured every day on Australia's roads.

Almost everyone has, at some stage, been affected by a road crash.

The Austroads Safety Program aims to prevent death and serious injuries using a safe system approach.



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