• 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

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.


Bicycle shared paths

In the closing weeks of 2013 a team of TARS researchers were out on shared cycle/pedestrian paths busily collecting data to improve understanding of safety on these paths.


TARS Participation at 2013 ACRS Conference

Paper on speed management by TARS researchers wins the best-paper award at the 2013 Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Conference in Adelaide.


TARS and CASR are organising a 2-day workshop on roadway departures, and how to prevent them and reduce their severity when they do occur. The workshop topics will be presented by the USA’s and Australia’s leading experts on roadway departure, road safety barrier systems and roadside furniture crashworthiness.