Established as a registered Canadian charity, Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is an independent, road safety research institute. TIRF conducts scientific research to identify the human causes and effects of road crashes. It develops and evaluates programs and policies to address them, and shares research findings through a wealth of free educational resources and education programs.

Recent Releases

Marijuana Use Among Drivers in Canada, 2000-2015

This fact sheet examines the role of marijuana in collisions involving fatally injured drivers in Canada between 2000 and 2015. Data from TIRF’s National Fatality Database were used to prepare this fact sheet which explores trends in the use of marijuana among fatally injured drivers, and the characteristics of these drivers.

La consommation de marijuana chez les conducteurs au Canada, 2000 à 2015

Ce feuillet d’information traite du rôle joué par la marijuana dans les collisions ayant coûté la vie à des conducteurs au Canada de 2000 à 2015. À l’aide de la base de données nationale sur les collisions mortelles de la Fondation de recherches sur les blessures de la route, il présente les tendances relatives à la consommation de marijuana par les conducteurs décédés, et les caractéristiques de ces derniers.

Road Safety Monitor 2017 – Drugs & Driving in Canada

This study summarizes national results from the 2017 Road Safety Monitor (RSM) regarding drugs and driving in Canada. The RSM is an annual public opinion survey conducted by TIRF, in partnership with Beer Canada and Desjardins Insurance, that takes the pulse of the nation on key road safety issues by means of an online survey of a random, representative sample of Canadian drivers.

Sondage sur la sécurité routière de 2017, les drogues et la conduite au Canada

Ce document résume les résultats nationaux du Sondage sur la sécurité routière de 2017 en ce qui concerne les drogues et la conduite au Canada. Ce sondage annuel de l’opinion publique, mené par la Fondation de recherches sur les blessures de la route en partenariat avec Bière Canada et Desjardins Assurances, prend le pouls de la nation sur les principaux enjeux en matière de sécurité routière par l’intermédiaire d’un sondage effectué en ligne auprès d’un échantillon aléatoire représentatif des conducteurs canadiens.

Distraction-Related Fatal Collisions, 2000-2015

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation released Distraction-Related Fatal Collisions, 2000-2015 which is available in English and French. This fact sheet, sponsored by Desjardins Insurance, examines the magnitude and trends in the role of driver distraction in motor vehicle fatalities in Canada from 2000 to 2015. Data from TIRF’s National Fatality Database, funded by Desjardins Insurance, were used to prepare this fact sheet.

Collisions mortelles causées par la distraction, 2000 à 2015

La Fondation de recherche sur les blessures de la route (FRBR) a publié une ressource intitulée “Collision mortelles causées par la distraction, 2000 à 2015”, disponibles en anglais et en français. Cette fiche d’information, commanditée par Desjardins Assurances, examine l’ampleur et les tendances du rôle de la distraction des conducteurs dans les collisions mortelles au Canada de 2000 à 2015. Les données contenues dans la Base nationale de données sur les décès (National Fatality Database) de la FRBR ont été utilisées pour sa rédaction.

Collisions Among Fatally Injured Drivers of Different Age Groups, 2000-2014

TIRF is pleased to announce the release a new fact sheet on trends among age-related fatalities and fatally injured drivers, prepared in partnership with Desjardins Insurance. Data for this fact sheet are derived from TIRF’s National Fatality Database from 2000-2014 which is funded by Desjardins.

Status of Alcohol-Impaired Driving in Canada

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) published a new report on the Status of Alcohol-Impaired Driving in Canada. It was made possible with funding from Beer Canada through its continued support of Change the Conversation. The report examines current data and trends in alcohol-impaired driving across Canada.

Status of Alcohol-Impaired Driving in Canada

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has released a new report on the Status of Alcohol-Impaired Driving in Canada. It was made possible with funding from Beer Canada through its continued support of Change the Conversation. The report examined current data and trends in alcohol-impaired driving across Canada.