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DWI Working Group

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.


Distracted Driving in Canada: Making Progress, Taking Action

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.


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.


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.


Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre

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.


New Web-Based Resource Launched to Help Prevent Drug-Impaired Driving

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), in partnership with State Farm® Canada, has launched a Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre (DIDLC). The Centre is a web-based resource that was designed to share the latest research about the problem, increase awareness, and inform the development of effective strategies to tackle it.


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.