• What is TARS?

    Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research Centre is a UNSW research centre dedicated entirely to road and transport safety research. The philosophy of the road and transport safety research focus at the TARS is the safe system principle, commonly used in occupational health and safety and adopted by the Australian Transport Council in 2004. Read more..

Latest Transport and Road Safety News

UNSW world-leading road safety expert awarded international honour

Global road safety expert Professor Raphael Grzebieta has been awarded the prestigious 2019 Kenneth Stone Award.


Cycling fatalities almost halved since introduction of mandatory helmet laws

A UNSW Sydney study has shown a clear link between mandatory helmet laws and a drastic reduction in cycling fatalities.


Car crash deaths: speed limit in busy pedestrian areas too high

The speed limit in areas with high pedestrian activity should be reduced to 30 to 40km/hr – rather than Australia’s current 50 km/h, a new study by UNSW scientists recommends.


Ann Williamson appointed Emeritus Professor at UNSW Aviation

TARS Research Centre's Director, Professor Ann Williamson, retired from UNSW at the end of 2018. She will however continue her long association with the University, and has been conferred the title of Emeritus Professor.