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

House Brief on Senior Drivers & Automated Vehicles: Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices

Results of the ‘Senior Drivers & Automated Vehicles: Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices’ study, funded by the Toyota Canada Foundation, were summarized in written testimony that was submitted in response to a call for submissions to the “Automated and Connected Vehicles in Canada” study being conducted by the Standing Committee on Transport, Infrastructure and Communities of the House of Commons.

Road Safety Monitor: Alternatives to alcohol-impaired driving in the United States, 2017

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation USA, Inc. (TIRF USA) in partnership with TIRF in Canada released the third annual Road Safety Monitor (RSM) on alternatives to alcohol-impaired driving, sponsored by Anheuser-Busch. The survey takes the pulse of the nation on the alcohol-impaired driving issue by means of an online survey of a random, representative sample of American drivers aged 21 years or older. A total of 5,027 participants completed the poll in September/October 2017; 5,050 in October 2016; and, 5,009 in October/November 2015.

A New GDL Framework: Planning for the Future

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has launched a GDL Framework Safety Center. This new, web-based resource contains a suite of practical tools to help states strengthen young driver safety strategies related to graduated driver licensing, driver education, license testing and in-vehicle monitoring technologies. Based on the latest evidence and best practices, TIRF created this resource with input from experienced young driver stakeholders in three jurisdictions and consultation with Allan Williams. It was made possible through a partnership with the National Safety Council and with sponsorship from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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.