The vision of the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF) is to ensure people using roads make it home safely every day by eliminating road deaths, serious injuries and their social costs. 

TIRF’s mission is to be the knowledge source for safe road users and a world leader in research, program and policy development, evaluation, and knowledge transfer.

TIRF works with governments, communities, industries, and road safety organizations to make roads safer and reduce road deaths and injuries among Canadians. Our research influences legislation, program and policy development, enforcement, health, education, and training across many sectors. TIRF projects tackle priority road safety issues and create free tools and resources with funding provided by project sponsors & donors:

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Recent Releases

Impaired Driving Coalition of Canada National Action Plan

The IDCC’s National Action Plan is designed to help people understand risks based on the latest data and risk research and to customize messaging for different audiences and ages. A main objective is to increase awareness using IDCC tools, to leverage resources from partners, and to empower people to speak up about safe choices. Additionally, the IDCC will explore opportunities to strengthen and share data as well as explore the benefits of new technologies.

Impaired Driving Coalition of Canada

TIRF partnered with Diageo North America to establish the Impaired Driving Coalition of Canada (IDCC). The IDCC combines the knowledge and expertise of member organizations, along with innovative educational resources to guide the development of a national action plan aimed at preventing impaired driving. It is a priority for the IDCC to increase public awareness and help drivers recognize the risks associated with driving after drinking.

Road Safety Monitor 2021: Micromobility in Canada

TIRF has released, Road Safety Monitor 2021: Micromobility in Canada, with sponsorship from Beer Canada and Desjardins and with support from Neuron Canada. This is the first year TIRF included questions related to micromobility and the use of personal mobility devices (PMDs) in its annual Road Safety Monitor (RSM) survey. This fact sheet summarizes evidence from previously published studies and incorporates data from TIRF’s RSM poll. The benefits associated with the use of micromobility options are described along with specific risks related to riding location, time of day, distraction, and helmet use.

Sondage sur la sécurité routière 2021 : La micromobilité au canada

FRBR a publié le Sondage sur la sécurité routière 2021 : la micromobilité au Canada avec le parrainage de Bière Canada et Desjardins et le soutien de Neuron Canada. C’est la première année que la FRBR a inclus des questions relatives à la micromobilité et à l’utilisation d’appareils de mobilité personnelle (PMD) dans son Sondage annuel sur la sécurité routière (SSR). Cette fiche d’informations résume les preuves provenant d’études précédemment publiées et incorpore les données du SSR de la FRBR. Les avantages associés à l’utilisation des options de micromobilité sont décrits ainsi que les risques spécifiques liés au lieu d’utilisation, à l’heure de la journée, aux distractions et au port d’un casque.

Road Safety Monitor 2021: Distracted Driving Attitudes and Practices, 2004-2021

TIRF released, Road Safety Monitor 2021: Distracted Driving Attitudes and Practices, 2004-2021, with sponsorship from Beer Canada and Desjardins. This new fact sheet examines the current status of beliefs and practices related to distracted driving and recent trends. The growing use of cell phones has increased attention to driver distraction, primarily focused on texting and talking.

Sondage sur la sécurité routière 2021 : Attitudes et pratiques liées à la distraction au volant, 2004 à 2021

La FRBR a publié, Sondage sur la sécurité routière 2021 : Attitudes et pratiques liées à la distraction au volant, 2004 à 2021, avec le parrainage de Beer Canada et Desjardins. Cette nouvelle fiche d’information examine l’état actuel des croyances et des pratiques liées à la conduite distraite et aux tendances récentes. L’utilisation croissante des téléphones cellulaires a augmenté l’attention portée à la distraction des conducteurs, principalement en ce qui concerne l’envoi des textos et les conversations téléphoniques.

Impaired Driving & Road Safety Leadership

The proceedings from the 17th and 18th Annual Meetings of the DWI Working Group on System Improvements, Impaired Driving & Road Safety Leadership, describe strategies to help refocus and reprioritize enforcement, prevention, and intervention initiatives with a particular emphasis on impaired driving and related risks. This report was created to inspire and renew political and agency leadership at all levels to address risky and impaired driving. More generally, this report also helps to support NHTSA’s National Roadway Safety Strategy to eliminate fatal and serious traffic injuries.

TIRF USA Road Safety Monitor 2021: Alcohol-impaired driving & COVID-19 in the United States

The TIRF USA 2021 fact sheet summarizes key findings regarding the prevalence of alcohol-impaired driving, reasons for engaging in this behavior and characteristics of these drivers. Survey results are compared to data from previous years. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this RSM also describes the effects of the pandemic on risky driving behaviors.

COVID-19 Road Safety Monitor 2021: The Impact of the Pandemic on Road Safety and Mobility

TIRF released a new fact sheet, COVID-19 Road Safety Monitor 2021 | The Impact of the Pandemic on Road Safety & Mobility, sponsored by Desjardins. This special edition Road Safety Monitor (RSM) examines the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the attitudes and practices of Canadians with respect to travel behaviour and road safety in 2021 compared to the two previous years. Risky behaviours examined in this poll are speeding, distracted driving, alcohol-impaired driving, drug-impaired driving, polysubstance use and driving, fatigued driving, and seatbelt use.

Sondage sur la sécurité routière 2021 | L’impact de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur la sécurité routière et la mobilité

FRBR annonce la publication d’un nouveau feuillet d’information, Sondage sur la sécurité routière 2021 | L’impact de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur la sécurité routière et la mobilité, commanditée par Desjardins. Cette édition spéciale du Sondage sur la sécurité routière examine les effets de la pandémie de COVID-19 sur les attitudes et les pratiques des Canadiens en matière de déplacement et de sécurité routière en 2021 par rapport aux deux années précédentes. La vitesse, la distraction au volant, la conduite avec les facultés affaiblies par l’alcool, la drogue ou la consommation de plusieurs substances toxiques, la fatigue au volant et le port de la ceinture de sécurité sont les comportements à risque étudiés dans ce sondage.