Research is vital to improve road safety outcomes now and in the future.

In accordance with the state government’s road safety strategy Towards Zero 2008-2020, our research capability and capacity is pertinent to our ability to improve our understanding of our local road safety problems and identify fit for purpose solutions better.

The Road Safety Commission adopts an evidence based approach to policy development. This includes utilising contemporary research to inform policy design and evaluate policy effectiveness in meeting intended road safety outcomes.
Research helps us to understand our local road safety problems;  what works, strategies and initiatives to improve and our degree of responsiveness to emerging road safety issues.

Research in WA is informed via the Road Safety Council priorities.