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Developing road safety programs for provincial, rural and remote Queensland

Wadhwa, Lal C. (2000) Developing road safety programs for provincial, rural and remote Queensland. In Road Safety Research, Policing and Education Conference, 26-28 November 2000, Brisbane, Queensland.

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Abstract

The commonly held view and some previous research show disproportionably high rates of accidents and fatalities in rural environments. The research presented here is aimed at ascertaining if the rural road accidents are significantly different in severity, frequency and causes of crashes compared to urban road crashes in Queensland. The study would determine the relative risk of driving on rural roads compared to urban roads. It will identify the limitations of the rural road network, and other characteristics of rural travel. It would also ascertain whether levels of enforcement (perceived to be lower in rural and remote areas) are responsible for higher level of risk taking by country drivers. The results of this research would support the development of detailed rural road safety programs.

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ID Code: 10059
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Professor Lal Wadhwa, James Cook University, received a Road Safety Research Grant in 1999 from CARRS-Q. The project title of Lal Wadhwa's research was "Developing road safety programs for provincial, rural and remote Queensland."
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Keywords: road safety, rural
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400)
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)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 10 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:47

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