The library contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of road safety information world wide, including many resources not available at any other library in Australia.
What types of material are held?
Conference papers, Australian and international
Reference materials including statistics, maps etc
Subject areas include:
– Road safetyVisit Link
– Road accident statistics
– Alcohol involvement in road accidents
– Head and brain injury
– Spinal injury
– Neck injury (particularly whiplash)
– Biomechanics of injury
– Vehicle occupant protection
– Injury prevention
– Human factors
– Transportation engineering
The Roadway Safety Noteworthy Practices Database presents case studies of innovative practices organized by specific roadway safety topics. Each case study provides a summary of the practice, key accomplishments, results, and contact information for those interested in learning more.Visit Link
Founded in 1962, ARRB’s Library today takes a lead role in national and international land transport information provision and knowledge sharing.
The ARRB Library works to support an informed land transport community, providing leadership and coordination in information provision across all sectors, within Australia and internationally.
Our support and the National Interest Services (NIS) program
The land transport information dissemination and coordination initiatives of National Interest Services (NIS) program are coordinated by the ARRB Library. NIS is financially supported by the following valued members:
– Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
– Territory and Municipal Services Directorate, Australian Capital Territory
– Roads and Maritime Services, New South Wales
– Department of Transport, Northern Territory
– Department of Transport and Main Roads, Queensland
– Main Roads Western Australia
– Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, South Australia
– Department of State Growth, Tasmania
– VicRoads, Victoria
NIS supports content provision for the Australian Transport Index (ATRI). This database of information land transport publications:
– contains over 175,000 records and grows by over 300 records a monthVisit Link
– is designed to provide users with Australian and New Zealand land transport publication details while also including information on relevant international material
– is indexed using a specialist land transport-specific thesaurus created and regularly reviewed and updated by the Library
– is freely available online as part of the TRID database, which contains over 1 million records
Worldwide more than 1.2 million people die as a result of a road traffic crash each year, and as many as 50 million are injured. Most of these tragedies can be prevented. Avoiding speeding, drinking and driving and distracted driving, and using motorcycle helmets, seat-belts, and child restraints are key to saving lives. Such actions can be promoted through the development of comprehensive road safety legislation and rigorous enforcement. To increase public awareness of road safety laws and persuade the public to abide by them, governments complement legislation and enforcement with the broadcasting of mass media campaigns. This library offers a selection of road safety mass media campaigns to encourage and inspire those developing such campaigns.Visit Link
The Knowledge Centre is a web-based library of road safety related information and expertise, primarily from UK-based road safety organisations.
Information within the Knowledge Centre is available free of charge to anyone with a professional interest in road safety, who registers to become a subscriber.
Information is categorised by road safety topic/road user (speed, young drivers etc) and by a range of other subjects including research & reports, engineering, enforcement etc.
Information is presented in summary format with downloads and contact details for people wanting more detail.Visit Link
The Road Safety Library is a global, free on-line resource for everyone working to stop deaths and injuries on roads, whether you are a road safety professional, academic, campaigner, teacher, company with a fleet, student or emergency service worker. Launched in 2008, it is a flagship initiative by Brake, the road safety charity.
The Road Safety Library has three areas you can browse:
– Research – This area summarises the main findings and provides links to research on all aspects of road safety and traffic reduction, helping you to devise effective road safety programmes in line with the latest academic research.Visit Link
– Government showcase – This area showcases government best practice road safety initiatives, helping other governments and practitioners to benchmark against the best.
The portal Transguide collects and disseminates information about transport research. In Transguide you will find information on traffic, transport, transport infrastructure, vehicles, road users and travellers. Subjects are primarily traffic, road users, vehicles, transport and infrastructure and various aspects of these such as economics, environment, psychology, politics, planning, safety and technology.
Recently a new database was added covering on-going or recently completed Swedish transport research projects funded by VINNOVA (Sweden’s Innovation Agency), Trafikverket (Swedish Transport Administration) and Energimyndigheten (Swedish Energy Agency).
Transguide covers all modes and disciplines of transport.Visit Link
The UMTRI Library houses one of the world’s most extensive collections of literature on traffic safety. It reflects the diversity of disciplines that the field comprises: biomechanics, lighting, vehicle dynamics, driver behavior, and injuries from motor-vehicle crashes. The collection is also strong in the areas of intelligent transportation systems, crash causation, driver distraction, and the automotive industry. Its collection includes more than 110,000 items and more than 210 periodical titles. The library’s catalog can be searched online. The library also continues to add its catalog records to TLCat, a union catalog that comprises the holdings of nineteen different transportation libraries.Visit Link