• 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

Australasian New Car Assessment Program awarded 2014 Global NCAP Consumer Champion

His Majesty Prince Michael of Kent, cousin of Queen Elizabeth, presented the Global NCAP Award at the Global NCAP Forum in Melbourne on 6th May, 2014.



On 10 April, 2014 the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on “Improving global road safety”.


OSIT Conference

TARS Research will co-sponsor the Occupational Safety in Transportation conference (OSIT) in conjunction with CARRS-Q. OSIT will be held in 2014 on the Gold Coast.


European Bicycle Safety Expert to Visit TARS

TARS will soon be hosting Dr Marco Dozza, an Assistant Professor at Chalmers Univ. of Technology in Sweden. Dr Dozza's current research focuses on planning and analysing data from naturalistic driving and cycling studies and on the field operational testing of advanced driver assistance systems.