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Road Safety Research Collaboration


To undertake road safety research that is valuable to and has an impact on our community, stakeholders and government.

In 2018, the Road Safety Research Collaboration (RSRC) was established as a strategic partnership between the Queensland Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC). Made up of over a dozen full-time research academics and scholars, the RSRC is fast becoming the leading road safety research centre in Queensland, bringing a dynamic, multidisciplinary perspective to road safety research.  

The RSRC works closely with key Government partners including MAIC, Department of Transport and Main Roads (DTMR), and Queensland Police Service (QPS), as well as industry and other end-users, to achieve high level, applied research outcomes that positively impact the lives and safety of Queensland's road users and community. The RSRC's applied research is uniquely positioned to influence policy as it focuses on ways to target illegal behaviour and high-risk groups. The RSRC is the first specialist road safety research centre to be established and funded at an Australian regional university. 

Research focus areas

While focusing primarily on human behaviour, the team explores the aetiology and outcomes of high-risk driving behaviours and most importantly, how to best alleviate and control its impact on our community. Some of the research undertaken by the RSRC team recently has focused on impaired driving, distraction, speeding behaviour, and older road users. A sample of topics within the focus areas is listed below.  

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