The wrecks are talking: Why road crashes happen and what can be done about it

There are many different factors that contribute to a vehicle accident and its impact on victims. What are those factors and how can we learn from them?

For over 30 years, the University of Adelaide’s Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR) has conducted extensive investigations into more than 2,000 crashes on South Australian roads. It’s vital work, with communities everywhere understandably calling for improved road safety to reduce unacceptable human and financial costs. Happily, progress is being made.

Through expert analysis of human factors, conditions, vehicles involved, forensics and medical data, consistent causes are emerging and preventative measures are being identified. In this powerful presentation, CASR Director Mary Lydon will reveal exactly what they are.

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About the Speaker

Mary LydonProfessor Mary Lydon has over 30 years experience in roads and road safety. She holds qualifications in civil engineering, operations research and transport, and has held senior positions in both research and operations. Mary joined the University of Adelaide as Director of the Centre for Automotive Safety Research in March 2008 and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers.

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