http://news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2014/03/14/11/25/vic-to-host-world-first-road-trauma-study More than 400 serious crashes will be examined as part of a world-first Victorian study aiming to slash road trauma by one-third. The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) will spend $8 million over the next three years studying crashes with serious injuries to better understand how such accidents occur. The aim is to slash road trauma by 30 per cent by 2022. Monash University Accident Research Centre experts, backed by a global research team, will examine about 5000 pieces of information from each crash. Assistant Treasurer Gordon Rich-Phillips told reporters the study would provide a level of understanding seen in the aviation sector but never applied before to road trauma crashes. He said the findings would guide the government in deciding how to prevent crashes and cut the cost of serious injuries to Victorians, which topped $1 billion in 2013. Police Minister Kim Wells said for every person killed on Victorian roads, about 20 people were seriously injured, and most crashes were preventable. A member of the global research team, Professor Ray Bingham of the University of Michigan, said the results of the study would be "agenda setting" and followed by road safety agencies worldwide.