Identification of countermeasures to address serious injury crashes, ECIS Report 4 (MUARC Report 346)
Through sponsorship and support from the Victorian Transport Accident Commission (TAC), the Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) with leading local and international partners established the Enhanced Crash Investigation Study (ECIS).
The ECIS program was designed to provide insight into how serious injury crashes occur, and then, using this information, identify measures that would be effective in preventing occupants of vehicles being seriously injured in the event of a crash.
This Report, the fourth in the ECIS Report series, identifies measures that address factors associated with crash occurrence and serious injury. By identifying the full range of currently available countermeasures, as well as those expected to be available as vehicle technology evolves, opportunities to prevent serious injury crashes will be clear. Given this focus, it is anticipated that the findings of this report will be used to inform the development and implementation of road safety action plans aimed at eliminating serious injury crashes.