• What is TARS?

    Transport and Road Safety (TARS) Research is a research group at UNSW 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

Australian Naturalistic Driving Study (ANDS)

The Australian Naturalistic Driving Study (ANDS), a ground-breaking study of Australian drivers’ behaviour, has been officially launched on Tuesday, Apr. 21. ANDS, which is led by TARS, will provide a brad-new and more realistic perspective on the causes of vehicle crashes, along with the roles played by speeding, distraction and outside factors.


TARS Researchers Receive the 2014 Alan Welford Award

Dr. Rebecca Mitchell, Prof. Ann Williamson, Dr. Brett Molesworth, and Ms. Amy Chung received the 2014 Alan Welford Award for the best peer-review paper on human factors and ergonomics published in the calendar year of 2014.


Two TARS Researchers Received Award from Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS)

On Wed, Nov. 12 2014, two TARS researchers, Prof Grzebieta and Ms Mooren, received special acknowledgement of their outstanding achievements in road safety by the Governor General, Sir Peter Cosgrove.


UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Sunday Nov. 16 is the UN World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. In 2005, UN voted the 3rd Sunday of November as the ‘World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims’. The main aim of the Day of Remembrance is to draw attention to the epidemic scale of road traffic deaths and injuries.