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Distracted Driving in Canada: Making Progress, Taking Action

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), in partnership with Drop It And Drive (DIAD), and The Co-operators, is conducting a two-phase study to investigate the ways that distracted driving is being addressed in Canada, and what strategies can strengthen progress.


Augmentation du nombre d’automobilistes mortellement blessés testés positifs pour la consommation de marijuana

Ottawa, le 4 décembre 2017 – La Fondation de recherches sur les blessures de la route (Traffic Injury Research Foundation ou TIRF) est heureuse d’annoncer la publication d’une nouvelle fiche de renseignements résumant les tendances relatives à la consommation de marijuana chez les conducteurs mortellement blessés au Canada, entre 2000 et 2014. Les résultats démontrent que, depuis l’an 2000, le pourcentage d’automobilistes mortellement blessés dont le test de détection était positif pour la consommation de marijuana au volant a augmenté, tandis que durant la même période de temps, le nombre de conducteurs présentant un test de dépistage d’alcool positif a diminué.


Fatally Injured Drivers Testing Positive for Marijuana on the Rise

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. Results are based on data from TIRF’s National Fatality Database, which is maintained with financial support from State Farm® and the Public Health Agency of Canada.


Safe Ride Programs: Alternatives to Impaired Driving

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.