The Road Safety Research Collaboration (RSRC) was established in 2018 as a strategic partnership between the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and the University of the Sunshine Coast (UniSC) to undertake high level, applied research that positively impacts upon the lives and safety of Queensland's road users and community.
Comprised of a team of over 20 research academics, HDR scholars and casual research officers, we are fast becoming the leading road safety research centre in Queensland producing world-class research outputs, with a focus on impaired driving.
Our research program occurs across five closely interlinked themes that map back to the priorities and objectives outlined in the Queensland Road Safety Strategy 2022-31 and ensures we are advancing positive road safety outcomes with a focus on addressing the problem of impaired driving from multiple perspectives.
UniSC researcher named Australasia’s future leader in road safety
UniSC Resaerch Dr Verity Truelove of the RSRC has has been recognised with an Australasian award for her efforts to better understand – and change – risky road behaviours.
UniSC developing cognitive safety test for older drivers
University of the Sunshine Coast researchers at the MAIC/UniSC Road Safety Research Collaboration are developing an online screening tool to identify older people who may no longer be cognitively safe to drive.