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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.

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.