Improvements to the collection, analysis and use of crash data in Queensland

This paper traces the improvements to the collection, analysis and use of crash data in Queensland. It provides a close look at some recent developments in these areas, including: improvements to a state crash data base, the use of crash data in strategic planning (road accident profiles and countermeasure evaluation systems), the development of a graphical information system and the development of user friendly crash interrogation systems (RoadCrash2 and LocalCrash). The paper provides some detail on the functionality of these new interrogation systems and how the information they provide is being utilised within a quality managed approach. The paper also discusses other sources of crash data which are not being systematically utilised and identifies what future refinements to data collection, analysis and crash investigation are required. The paper also intends to generate discussion concerning the ramifications associated with not adopting best practice, or restricting resource commitments, in the important areas of crash data collection, analysis and investigation. The paper concludes that the management of crash data in Queensland is continually improving and that with the development of user friendly interrogation systems (RoadCrash2 and LocalCrash) these data will be easily accessible to those responsible for the broader task of road safety management. It also concludes that while data collected by insurance companies may enable a better estimate of the overall cost of road traffic crashes, potentially the most valuable data which are not currently utilised are collected by the Police Traffic Accident Investigation Squad.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 19-33
  • Monograph Title: Road accidents in their legal context

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01435768
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • ISBN: 0868569895
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 7:14PM