NRSPP Welcomes CARRS-Q as a Program Partner

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4/7/2017

NRSPP would like to warmly welcome CARRS-Q as a Program Partner and looks forward to working with them in the future.

The Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety – Queensland (CARRS-Q) is the leading centre in Australia dedicated to research, education and outreach activities in road safety, and is a vital player in the international pursuit of road safety. CARRS-Q exemplifies an approach to shaping and informing public debate that works through long-term partnerships with key government and industry bodies. CARRS-Q was established in 1996 as a joint venture initiative of the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) . The Centre was created to address the enormous human, economic and social costs resulting from road crashes. This was made possible by a grant from MAIC through the QUT Foundation. MAIC and QUT provide core funding for staff and research infrastructure. The Centre also obtains major funding support through successful national competitive research grants and consultancies.

The Centre is renowned internationally and is the premier trainer of road safety researchers and practitioners in the Asia-Pacific region. At the state and national level, CARRS-Q has had a major impact on road safety and injury prevention policies and practices, through both government and industry linkages. Internationally, the Centre's success in winning the ICADTS Institutional Widmark Award and its hosting of the triennial ICADTS Conference in 2013 confirms that it is a world leader in road safety.

The growing skill base of the Centre and the acquisition of key research infrastructure, such as the Advanced Driving Simulator, positions CARRS-Q in an ideal situation to expand the scope and significance of its activities. Over recent years, the Centre has established a growing international profile in new areas such as injury prevention among young adults, motorcycle and bicycle safety, intelligent transport systems (ITS), road safety infrastructure, workforce safety, and professional road safety training and capacity building.

Into the future, this renewed funding will both consolidate and extend CARRS-Q's capacity to undertake world class research and professional education activities, in order to become a leading international centre in both road safety and injury prevention.

NRSPP Road Safety Commitments

  • High impact research influencing national and international policy
  • Strong linkages with government and industry
  • Committed to participating nationally and internationally to reduce road trauma
  • Multidisciplinary research team
     

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