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Educational Resources & Programs


Our Vision & Mission

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.

Action2Zero learning centre supports communities with the latest research to help plan, build and implement road safety strategies. Road safety planning at the local level is essential to engage the community, reduce road trauma, and work towards achieving 5-star community status.
Brain on Board describes the functioning of active and passive vehicle safety features and explains how driver behaviours play an important role to increase the effectiveness of safety features. This web-based resource includes free posters and PSAs, flashcards and fact sheets about vehicle safety features that are standard on most vehicles, and how they can prevent crashes and injuries when combined with safe driving practices.
Drop It And Drive® is an award-winning distracted driving education program for youth, and schools, and provides workplace safety programs for public and private sectors across Canada and the US. Both in-person and virtual, interactive workplace safety webinars & youth presentations are now available! Access free tools, research, data and new technologies through a dedicated E-hub.
Drug-Impaired Driving Learning Centre (DIDLC) is a fully bilingual, web-based free educational resource that contains answers to many common questions. It includes factsheets describing the size of the drugged driving problem, characteristics of drivers, effects of drugs on driving, legislation and penalties, and, tools and technologies.
Sober Smart Driving is a free education program that contains answers to the most common questions about alcohol and impaired driving. It includes free impaired driving posters/brochures, flashcards and other resources that agencies can use to educate people of all ages and promote solutions.
Wildlife Roadsharing Resource Centre (WRRC) provides free access to downloadable fact sheets, educational flashcards, and practical strategies. It addresses the most common myths and misconceptions to increase awareness of ways to prevent and avoid wildlife-vehicle collisions, including mitigation measures and prevention strategies.
GDL Framework Safety Center contains the latest research and a suite of free tools to help states and provinces identify gaps in young driver safety strategies, and implement improvements related to graduated driver licensing, driver education, license testing and in-vehicle monitoring technologies.
Young and New Driver Resource Centre shares the latest research about young driver crashes, strategies to prevent them, and the requirements of Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs as well as Canadian driver education programs. Download free PowerPoint presentations and fact sheets focused on fatigue, distraction, speeding, alcohol and drug impairment, brain development, parental involvement and more.
The Working Group on DWI System Improvements was formed in 2004 by the TIRF. It is a prestigious coalition of senior leaders of organizations representing frontline professionals in all segments of the criminal DWI system (law enforcement, prosecution, judiciary, supervision, and treatment).
Alcohol Interlock Curriculum for Practitioners is a training tool that enables criminal justice, health and transportation professionals, as well as advocates and community members to educate colleagues about alcohol ignition interlocks. It provides access to instructional and train-the-trainer materials on research, technology, implementation, legal concerns and vendors/service providers, device certification and calibration practices.

TIRF’s research & educational tools support the work of communities across Canada.

Your donations & our work enable them to spend less time looking for answers & more time developing & implementing road safety strategies.