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TIRF USA, Inc.: Annual Ignition Interlock Survey: United States

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA, Inc. (TIRF USA) in partnership with the Association of Ignition Interlock Program Administrators (AIIPA) and TIRF in Canada conducted a national survey of the number of total installed and active installed ignition interlocks in the United States in 2015, and from January 1st through August 31st, 2016. These data provide a comprehensive picture of interlock installations across the United States and comparisons are made to data from the previous year where feasible.


Drinking & Driving Among Women in Ontario: A Qualitative Study

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) published a new study to investigate knowledge, attitudes and perceptions among women in Ontario and their experiences in relation to drinking and driving. This project was undertaken with support from the Ontario Women’s Health Network (OWHN) and was funded by Beer Canada through its continued support of Change the Conversation. Drinking and driving continues to be a cause for concern despite a substantial decline in alcohol impaired driving rates in Canada over the last 30 years.


Strategies to Improve Teen Driver Safety: Lessons Learned

TIRF has published a new young driver study that was designed to increase understanding of the context of government decision-making about driver education and teen driver safety programs. The objective was to gain insight into real-world factors that influence such processes.


LCBO raises funds for Traffic Injury Research Foundation

Ottawa, March 30th, 2017 / CNW/ – Beginning April 1st, 2017, the public can help support Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) by donating at any of the more than 650 LCBO stores throughout Ontario. Donation boxes for TIRF will be displayed at LCBO checkout counters until April 22nd, 2017. For more than 50 years, TIRF has been the leading resource for evidence-based research and expertise on road safety in Canada. Support from the public, and organizations like the LCBO, enables TIRF to provide its educational resources and publications to governments, health and justice professionals, community groups and schools at no cost.


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.