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

Senior Drivers & Automated Vehicles: Knowledge, Attitudes & Practice

A new study by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) suggests senior drivers in Canada could play a leadership role in the safe adoption of semi-automated vehicles as Canadian roadways transition from traditional vehicles to increasingly automated vehicles. The study, funded by the Toyota Canada Foundation, analyzed data regarding the knowledge, attitudes and practices of senior drivers collected from focus groups, as well as an online survey of 2,662 Canadians.

Senior Drivers & Automated Vehicles: Knowledge, Attitudes & Practices Executive Summary

Executive summary: A new study by the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) suggests senior drivers in Canada could play a leadership role in the safe adoption of semi-automated vehicles as Canadian roadways transition from traditional vehicles to increasingly automated vehicles. The study, funded by the Toyota Canada Foundation, analyzed data regarding the knowledge, attitudes and practices of senior drivers collected from focus groups, as well as an online survey of 2,662 Canadians.

Conducteurs âgés et véhicules automatisés : connaissances, attitudes et habitudes

Une nouvelle étude de la Fondation de recherches sur les blessures de la route (FRBR) suggère que les conducteurs âgés au Canada pourraient jouer un rôle de chefs de file dans l’adoption sécuritaire des véhicules semi- automatisés, alors que les véhicules traditionnels sont progressivement remplacés par des véhicules automatisés sur les routes canadiennes.

Conducteurs âgés et véhicules automatisés : connaissances, attitudes et habitudes Sommaire

Sommaire – Une nouvelle étude de la Fondation de recherches sur les blessures de la route (FRBR) suggère que les conducteurs âgés au Canada pourraient jouer un rôle de chefs de file dans l’adoption sécuritaire des véhicules semi- automatisés, alors que les véhicules traditionnels sont progressivement remplacés par des véhicules automatisés sur les routes canadiennes.

2016-2017 TIRF USA 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 as well as installation rates of interlocks among eligible offenders in the United States in 2016 and 2017.

Donor-funded educational resources

Every year, donations to the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) support charitable services that help translate research findings into more effective and efficient practices in the real world. This new knowledge is used to improve educational initiatives, inform policy development, and implement evidence-based solutions that help all types of road users stay safe on the roads, particularly in local communities where the effects of road crashes are profound.

Aging drivers and automated vehicles

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) has received funding from the Toyota Canada Foundation to explore the knowledge, attitudes and practices of aging drivers regarding increasingly automated vehicles. Data from focus groups with this population will be collected and analyzed in conjunction with national survey results from 2012 and 2016 to inform the development of tailored educational materials for aging drivers.

Post-Conviction Services for DWI Offenders: Building Community Partnerships

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.