Prevalence and perception of following too closely in Queensland

Rear-end is the third most common collision type in Queensland. While rear-end crashes are unlikely to result in fatalities, they are more likely than any other collision to result in low severity injuries, e.g. whiplash. A number of factors are associated with rear-end crashes. However research has found that unsafe following distances are a major contributing factor for rear-end crashes.

The project, funded by the Motor Accident Insurance Commission, identified rear-end black spot locations in Queensland, measured the prevalence of unsafe following distances in Queensland, and assessed community perceptions about unsafe behaviours.


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Funding / Grants

  • Motor Accident Insurance Commission (2014 - 2016)