A Safe System relies on road users complying with fair and effective safety laws and their observation of advice on unsafe behaviours. The Fatal Five (speeding, distracted driving, fatigued driving, drink/drug driving and non-use of seat belts and helmets) are key high risk behaviours. In addition, some people are disadvantaged in terms of safe and accessible mobility, which could make them a high risk road user. These factors contribute to fatalities and serious injuries.
By understanding the fundamental factors that contribute to or mitigate high risk behaviour or being a high risk road user, CARRS-Q will inform the development of interventions and programs to support safe road use and road users.