Crash risk among young drivers linked to less sleepon 21 May, 2013
Young drivers who do not sleep enough are at significant risk of having a car crash, according to a new study published in JAMA Paediatrics by Sydney University-affiliate the George Institute for Global Health.
Peak hour congestion a matter of choice for many drivers, finds national surveyon 03 May, 2013
At least one in three drivers who commute to work during peak periods in most major cities do not need to do so and could significantly reduce traffic congestion by simply choosing a different time to travel, according to a University of Sydney Business School survey.
Shrinking petrol tax fuelling gas guzzlerson 26 February, 2013
A decade-old decision to remove automatic indexation of petrol excise duty is contributing to Australia’s continuing reliance on gas guzzlers and helping to put the brakes on the take-up of fuel efficient vehicles, according to new research from The Australian National University.
Mandatory vehicle inspections – are they worth it?on 08 December, 2012
New research which weighed the safety benefits of periodic vehicle inspections against the expense to motorists found that very frequent inspections don't prevent enough crashes to justify the costs.
Academic aims to design safer rail crossingson 29 November, 2012
Research into the redesign of rail level crossings to make them safer and more appropriate for all road users is being conducted by University of the Sunshine Coast Senior Research Fellow Paul Salmon.
Think & drive, UC researcher sayson 24 January, 2011
Young drivers can be taught how to be safer behind the wheel by helping them change the way they think, a University of Canberra researcher has found.
Driving – risky business for the young & not so youngon 19 March, 2012
More deaths could be avoided if roads were made safer for older drivers and parents played a more active role in the driving lives of their P plated children, research from CARRS-Q, the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland, has found.