Every year, donations to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) support charitable services that help translate research findings into more effective and efficient practices in the real world. This new knowledge is used to improve educational initiatives, inform policy development, and implement evidence-based solutions that help all types of road users stay safe on the roads, particularly in local communities where the effects of road crashes are profound.
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has received funding from the Toyota Canada Foundation to explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices of aging drivers regarding increasingly automated vehicles. Data from focus groups with this population will be collected and analyzed in conjunction with national survey results from 2012 and 2016 to inform the development of tailored educational materials for aging drivers.
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce the release of two new reports from the DWI Working Group made possible with support from Anheuser-Busch. Now available are the DWI Dashboard Strategic Guide: Addressing Gaps in the DWI System and Post-conviction Services for DWI Offenders: Building Community Partnerships.
Ottawa and Guelph, Ontario, January 17, 2018 – Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) today launched a new web-based information hub at www.diad.tirf.ca/ehub. It was designed as a resource with tools to help governments and interested stakeholders develop effective strategies to reduce distracted driving.
The Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD), led by TIRF & DIAD and in collaboration with The Co-operators, has developed three new fact sheets on distracted driving as part of its National Action Plan released in March 2017. The fact sheets are available in English & French: Let’s Talk About Crashes, Distracted Driving & Behaviour Change, and Distracted Driving Facts.
Washington, DC, December 19, 2017 /PR NEWSWIRE/ – The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA, Inc. (TIRF USA), in partnership with TIRF in Canada and with sponsorship from Anheuser-Busch, released the third annual Road Safety Monitor (RSM) on alcohol-impaired driving.
Ottawa, December 10, 2017 – The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce a new fact sheet that summarizes findings on self-reported drinking and driving in Canada.
Ottawa, December 4, 2017 – The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is pleased to announce the release of a new fact sheet that summarizes trends in marijuana use among fatally injured drivers in Canada between 2000 and 2014. Results show that, since 2000, the percentage of fatally injured drivers testing positive for marijuana increased, while during this same time period, the percentage of fatally injured drivers testing positive for alcohol decreased.
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation published a literature review of safe ride home programs as alternatives to alcohol-impaired driving, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. Studies included in this literature review were identified through a systematic search of online catalogues of relevant libraries.
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), in partnership with State Farm® Canada, has launched a Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre (DIDLC) available in both official languages. The Centre is a web-based resource designed to share the latest research about the problem, increase awareness, and inform the development of effective strategies to tackle it.