Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland (CARRS-Q)

Queensland University of Technology

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The Centre is one of the leading multi-disciplinary research institutions of its type in the world dedicated to research, education and outreach activities in road safety. CARRS-Q was established in 1996 with funding from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission of Queensland. It has an explicit commitment to work closely with government and gives priority to developing research to inform policy directions in injury prevention and safety. The Centre's key research domains include: regulation and enforcement; intelligent transport systems and road safety infrastructure; school and community injury prevention; vulnerable road users; and occupational safety

Website https://research.qut.edu.au/carrsq/

Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Bicycle, motorcycle, e-scooter & pedestrian safety
  • Older road users
  • Fleet safety
  • Drink and drug driving
  • Driver licensing
  • Speed enforcement
  • Level crossing risk management
  • Evaluation of road safety advertising messages
  • Automated vehicles

Facilities and major equipment

  • Advanced Driving Simulator
  • Desktop Driving Simulator
  • Research vehicle + a range of analysis software and in-vehicle sensors
  • Level 4 Automated Vehicle

Number of research staff

20-100 research staff


130 Victoria Park Rd, -, Kelvin Grove, 4059

Lead researchers

Achievements of the centre

  • Australasian College of Road Safety Fellowship: Professor Narelle Haworth for her outstanding research in road safety and policy advice
  • 2010 Institutional Widmark Award - International Council on Alcohol, Drugs and Traffic Safety for outstanding and sustained contribution
  • Prince Michael International Road Safety Award - for its higher degree education program

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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