Transurban Road Safety Centre

The TRSC was built in 2017 and is Australia’s first research-dedicated crash test lab. It features a crash sled enables researchers to test a variety of simulated road accidents, providing invaluable data that can be used to improve safety for road users.

The goal of the Road Safety Centre is to alleviate the significant impact of death and injury on our roads through research into road safety.

NeuRA and Transurban have recently announced a new three-year partnership that will help provide the most up to date safety advice for road users.  The partnership supports the operations of NeuRA’s Transurban Road Safety Centre (TRSC) and the team of researchers who work there.

“NeuRA has made some exciting discoveries that will help keep Australia’s drivers, passengers and motorcyclists safer on our roads,” said the TRSC Lead Scientist, Professor Lynne Bilston.

“Our research has included improving the use and effectiveness of child restraints, providing better advice to older drivers about how they can protect themselves while behind the wheel, and examining how motorcycles could be designed differently to reduce injury during a crash,” she said.

The TRSC’s findings is being provided to Australian regulatory bodies and motorist associations to inform the development of regulations and assist road users.

“Transurban is committed to strengthening communities through transport and safety is always our highest priority in delivering benefits to our customers and the community,” said Liz Waller, Road Safety Manager at Transurban.

Our findings

Older driver safety compromised by seat cushions and pillows

Researchers suggest a rethink of “banned” chest clips on child car restraints in Australia

Research finds that children are three times more likely to die or be seriously injured in a car crash if their car seat has been used incorrectly

Experts find that errors in child car seat use is putting children’s lives at risk