Understanding Pedestrian Crashes in Victoria

Project: Research

Project Description

Victoria Walks, in conjunction with the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) are pleased to submit this proposal to the TAC for consideration as part of the TAC Community Grants Scheme. The proposal details the methodology for an ecological study designed to investigate pedestrian trauma in Victoria, Australia.
The aim of the first stage of this research is to quantify the rate of pedestrian injuries resulting from collisions with all on-road modes of transport in Victoria, Australia. In order to achieve this aim, the specific objectives of the project are to:
 Conduct a targeted literature review of the measurement of pedestrian injury in Victoria,
 Measure the frequency of pedestrian injuries using Police, Hospital, and Compensation datasets relating to pedestrian trauma
 Estimate the rate of pedestrian injuries, taking exposure to risk into account
 Investigate the circumstances of pedestrian crashes and causal factors contributing to crashes
 Investigate whether the rate of pedestrian injuries differs by population subgroup
 Investigate whether the rate of pedestrian injuries has changed over time
 Synthesise findings into a report providing recommendations for policy positions and identify potential future research opportunities to reduce the risk and prevalence of pedestrian road trauma.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date23/04/1912/05/20

Keywords

  • Transport
  • Safety
  • Pedestrian
  • Injury
  • Countermeasure