• 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

Quad Bike Workplace Safety Survey

Do you use a quad bike for work purposes? If so, we would like you to complete this survey. The survey seeks to understand quad bike use and related crashes and injuries that occur in the workplace in Australia and New Zealand.


Queuing and Waiting for Long-Distance Truck Drivers

We are looking for heavy-truck drivers to tell us about their recent good and bad experiences of queuing and waiting at customers.


The Road Untravelled: New Pathways Towards Safer Novice Drivers

TARS and the NSW chapter of ACRS are hosting a workshop on novice drivers. The workshop and discussion panel will showcase the latest research insights into young drivers, driver education and licensing, including innovative new driver training approaches from the USA, Europe and Australia.


New Motorcycle Training and Assessment for Victoria

Following a major research initiative led by TARS Research, VicRoads has introduced new mandatory training courses and assessments to gain a motorcycle licence in Victoria. Going back to first principles, TARS Research led a team of motorcycling and education specialists to develop on-road as well as off-road coaching and assessment protocols, with a focus on increasing attention to awareness, judgment and decision making. The courses were developed and piloted during 2014-2016 and the project summary report is now available.