The role of crash testing in the development of a safer road transportation system

Troutbeck, Rodney J. (1999) The role of crash testing in the development of a safer road transportation system. In McClure, Roderick (Ed.) Third National Conference on Injury Prevention and Control, 9-12 May 1999, Brisbane, Queensland.



Road systems are to provide safe and efficient transportation of people and goods. Many aspects of the road transportation system are designed and it is important for the community to have the safest road system possible. Indeed, the community should be demanding zero fatalities on our roads. This paper describes the engineering testing and evaluation processes used in the development of safer road environments. Predominantly roadside safety barrier systems have been developed through this testing process. But there is also a need to develop policies and practices which describe where barriers should be used. Light poles and luminaires have also been tested and evaluate. They need to fracture or dislodge when both light and heavy vehicles collide with them. This paper will outline the proposed testing program, the issues and the likely outcomes. The paper will also describe the benefit of this research to Australia.

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ID Code: 10038
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
Additional Information: Research funded Road Accident Prevention and Road Safety Research Grant Scheme, administered by CARRS-Q.
ISBN: 1864993782
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Preventive Medicine (111716)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > CIVIL ENGINEERING (090500) > Transport Engineering (090507)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999 Rodney J. Troutbeck
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 05:43

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