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Research interests

Road Safety

Evaluated jurisdictional speed enforcement startegies and safety cameras including Hume Freeway Point to Point Cameras, Victorian Digital Red Light 
speed cameras and the whole state program of Queensland

Evaluated Victorian Safer Road Infrastructure Projects- Stages I, II and III

Evaluated parental compliance survey about Child Care Restraints (logistic regression for paper in web links)

Produced Data for Western Australian Road Safety fact Sheets- No. 8 and No. 13 (see web links)

Profiled Older Road user vehicles, crashes and driving habits from licensing, registration and crash data bases

Profiled WA fleet Victorian taxi fleet, Australasian passenger vehicle, concessional vehicle and Australasian heavy vehicle 
and projected crash related benefits of additional safety technology

Estimated the safety benefits of ABS technology in motorcycles

Prepared policy documents on the use of new safety technologies in heavy vehicles and SUVs and for use in improving pedestrian safety based on the survey of recent literature.

Assisted with logistic regression analysis for studies into the characteristics of outer urban 

Performed Novice Driver education program evaluation.


Disaster Resiliance

Assisted with logistic regression analysis for studies into fire-preparedness .

Community service

Volunteer tutor of Biostatistics with Peoples University from 2010-2015.


Co-Author of Australasian Road Safety Conference  Peter Vulcan Award for Best Research Paper 2016:
Interim Evaluation of the Victorian Safer Road Infrastructure Program Stage 3 (SRIP3)

Research area keywords

  • Road Safety
  • Road safety countermeasure evaluation
  • Road Safety Statistics
  • Enforcement and Compliance


Research Output

  • 2 Commissioned Report
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference Paper

Development of a real time count of serious injury from road crashes in Victoria

Budd, L., Scully, M., D'Elia, A. & Newstead, S., 2019, Melbourne Vic Australia: Monash University. 216 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportOther

Interim evaluation of the Victorian Safer Road Infrastructure Program Stage 3 (SRIP3)

Newstead, S. V. & Budd, L. E., 2016, In : Journal of the Australasian College of Road Safety. 27, 4, p. 30-36 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Research on the Safety Implications of Taxi and Hire Care Age Limit Restrictions

Newstead, S., Mulvihill, C., Budd, L., Andrea, C., Fridman, M., Nheu, N. & Koppel, S., Apr 2015, MUARC. 198 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned ReportResearch

Open Access

Priorities for future vehicle safety improvements in the Western Australian light vehicle fleet

Budd, L. E. & Newstead, S. V., 2014, Proceedings of the 2014 Australasian Road Safety Research, Policing & Education Conference. Truong, J. & Tierney, P. (eds.). Pearce ACT Australia: Australasian College of Road Safety, p. 1 - 10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review

16 Citations (Scopus)