A central component of MAIC’s road safety investment is the ongoing support of the Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q) located at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). CARRS-Q, through its focus on research, teaching and community education, has established an international reputation as a credible and respected entity in road safety. In Queensland, CARRS-Q provides an independent evidence base which has contributed to a number of key road safety policy enhancements including introduction of an enhanced graduated licensing scheme, drug driving testing and motorcycle safety initiatives.
CARRS-Q undertakes world-class research in six main areas of road safety:
- Intelligent Transport Systems
- Occupational Safety
- Regulation and Enforcement
- Road Safety Infrastructure
- School and Community Injury Prevention
- Vulnerable Road Users