Severe and Fatal Car Crashes
Due to Roadside Hazards


The Road Accident Research Unit at The University of Adelaide with the support of The South Australian Motor Accident Commission has conducted a study into the involvement roadside hazards in car crashes in South Australia.

The study consisted of four parts:

Roadside hazards were found to be a significant problem in South Australia accounting for about 40 per cent of car occupant fatalities in South Australia. Trees and solid poles were found to be the primary dangerous roadside hazards.


The full report is available as an

Adobe Acrobat PDF file (1.1MB)


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