road safety

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Delivery riders are paying the ultimate price for the fact that our cities, their infrastructure and the rules governing them make cycling much more dangerous than it should be.

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UNSW Professor Raphael Grzebieta receives Lifetime Research Award at the 2019 National Transport Research Awards.

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A 30-year career improving safety for road users has earned UNSW Professor Raphael Grzebieta a prestigious award. 

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The speed limit in areas with high pedestrian activity should be reduced to 30 to 40km/hr – rather than Australia’s current 50 km/h, a new study by UNSW scientists recommends.

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Truck drivers are still underpaid and overworked despite numerous surveys pointing to the risks associated with long-haul driving, writes Ann Williamson.

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The long-distrance transport industry's productivity-based remuneration and the high number of permitted driving hours are a formula for death on our roads, writes Ann Williamson.

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The results of two innovative Aboriginal road safety initiatives have been announced at The George Institute for Global Health.

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For her excellence in road safety research and dedication to reducing road trauma, UNSW Professor Ann Williamson has been awarded the highest honour of the Australasian College of Road Safety.

cyclist

The main barrier to a greater uptake of cycling is a widespread concern about safety and lack of appropriate infrastructure, writes Soufiane Boufous.

Summer experts

UNSW experts are available over the summer break to comment on subjects ranging from terrorism, cyberbullying and road safety, to binge eating, grandparent carers and the year ahead in economics.

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