The Relative Contribution of Systems Failures and Extreme Behaviour in South Australian Crashes

  • Published: CASR Report 092, Centre for Automotive Safety Research, 2011
  • Authors: L Wundersitz, M Baldock
  • Date Added: 04 Jul 2013
  • Last Update: 04 Jul 2013
  • Format: pdf


To examine the relative contributions of systems failure and extreme behaviour on South Australia roads.


Analysis of fatal and non-fatal injury crashes.

Key Findings

  • Fatal crashes are more likely to involve extreme (illegal) behaviours.

  • Injury crashes are more likely to be prevented through environmental/design/enforcement factors.