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Centre for Automotive Safety Research

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Welcome to the Centre for Automotive Safety Research

 Newsletter - At the Scene

CASR publishes a quarterly Newsletter called "At the Scene" that gives updates on the activities of the Centre and highlights some of our staff and research projects.

The current special edition highlights CASR's in-depth at-scene crash investigation work.

 Are you a cyclist with children under the age of 5?
  • Do you ride with your child as a passenger on your bike?
  • Do you ride but have never ridden with your child?
  • Do you live in or near Adelaide?

We are looking for interview participants to help us understand the safety of child passengers on bicycles. This includes all forms of carriers, such as front- or rear-mounted seats, trailers, and cargo bikes.

The results of this research will be used to raise awareness of the different child carriers available, provide information that will allow parents to make informed decisions when selecting a carrier, and improve the safety of child passengers.

The interview will be at a time and place that are convenient for you and will take about 30 minutes to complete. Our researchers are happy to come to your workplace, home, or other location.

For more information please download the information sheet.

If you would like to participate in an interview please call Simon Raftery on (08) 8313 0917 or email:

Cyclist and Trailer

 Do you work in agriculture within South Australia and ride a quad bike for work purposes?

Quad bikes play an important role in agriculture but in recent years the number of deaths and injuries associated with their use has increased significantly. We are conducting a research project into the use of quad bikes in South Australia. We would really like to talk to you about your experiences riding a quad bike as part of the study. This will involve a short interview at a place that is convenient for you. We are happy to come to your workplace/farm/home.

For more details, please download the information sheet.

If you would like to participate in this important study, please call the Centre for Automotive Safety Research at the University of Adelaide on 1800 043678 or email:

Quad Bike

 Developing Systems to test Autonomous Emergency Braking

Automomous Emergency Braking is a new kind of safety technology - one that aims to prevent crashes or reduce the speed of impact using sensors that allow the vehicle to look ahead.

This new safety technology calls for new ways to assess it. At CASR that means getting out of the lab and onto the track.

See the video showing what we are doing.

 National Road Safety Partnership Program

The National Road Safety Partnership Program offers a collaborative network to support Australian businesses in developing a positive road safety culture.

The web site is at

The Centre for Automotive Safety Research is supported by sustaining funds from the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (SA) and the Motor Accident Commission (SA).

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