In 2014, the TAC committed $8 million to the MUARC Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS) as part of its strategy to reduce road trauma.

The ECIS study examined more than 400 serious injury crashes in minute detail to gain an indepth understanding of all factors that can contribute to crashes where someone is seriously injured. This TAC funded research initiative looked at more than 5,000 individual pieces of evidence linked to the 400 crashes to investigate the key factors in how crashes occur and the subsequent injuries received in these crashes.

The study will help underpin Victoria’s efforts to implement the Safe System approach to road safety. The Safe System aims to prevent road deaths and injuries by ensuring Victorians are safer drivers, driving safer cars, on safer roads and at safer speeds.

Research Partner: Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC)

Read the report on the MUARC website