Road safety initiatives

MAIC supports road safety research aimed at reducing the frequency and severity of road trauma.

MAIC has a legislative function defined under the Motor Accident Insurance Act 1994 to promote measures directed at eliminating or reducing the causes of motor vehicle crashes and, where this is not possible, to ensure those injured are provided with access to appropriate care and rehabilitation to facilitate their recovery.

To achieve these objectives MAIC supports ongoing road safety research aimed at reducing the frequency, severity and impact of road trauma through a variety of means including targeted one-off initiatives and recurrent funding to Universities to support a program of research in road safety.

MAIC supports research and education activities that aim to reduce the number of crashes on Queensland roads generally with a specific focus on reducing the number of claims to the Queensland CTP scheme, alongside activities to improve injury management.

MAIC works closely with the lead agencies for road safety in Queensland, the Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) and Queensland Police Service (QPS) in identifying opportunities for collaboration and targeted investment.

In addition to its ongoing investment in CARRS-Q, MAIC also provides funding for targeted one-off initiatives focused on key claims cost drivers and trends. Recent projects include:

  • Evaluation of ‘Braking the Cycle’ learner mentor driving program established by Police Citizens Youth Welfare Association (PCYC)
  • Development of best practice guidelines for Learner Mentor Driving Programs
  • Multi- year study into rear-end crashes: ‘Follow too Closely’.

We also collaborate with iMove;  a consortium of industry, government and research partners that aims to improve Australia’s transport systems through research and development projects. To learn more about iMove, visit their website or download their factsheets:

Last modified 7 March 2019