• 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

Trends in Cyclist Fatalities in Australia

New study by TARS researcher Soufiane Boufous and School of Mathematics and Statistics researcher Jake Olivier found that while overall cycling fatalities decreased by 1.9% annually between 1991 and 2013, deaths from single vehicle crashes increased by 5.8% per annum over the same period.


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Quad Bike Performance Project Reports

Final reports for the Quad Bike Performance Project have been released on August 3. These reports detail ground-breaking research carried out on quad bikes (ATVs) and Side by Side Vehicles (SSVs) to develop a consumer quad-bike safety rating system, the Australian Terrain Vehicle Assessment Program or ATVAP.


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Australian Naturalistic Driving Study

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.


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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.


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