TIRF Events


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September 2020 – February 2021

ESRA2 Webinar Series: Measuring Global Traffic Safety Cultures to Support Effective Road Safety Policy Development

Available spots are limited, please register soon to secure your place.

ESRA2 is offering six free 1.5-hour webinars in advance of the 2021 international conference (date TBA). These webinars are hosted by the ESRA partners across the world who are organizing and analyzing the E-Survey of Road Users’ Attitudes. All webinars are open for registration and are at 3 PM – 4:30 PM Central European Time.

Webinar topics (click on bolded topics to register for upcoming webinars & click on previous webinar dates to download the recording):

  1. Sept. 23, 2020 – Access recording: Enforcement and traffic violations + Seat belt & Child restraint systems
  2. Oct. 21, 2020 – Access recording: Senior road users + Support for policy measures
  3. Nov. 18, 2020 – Pedestrians + Cyclists
  4. Dec. 16, 2020 – Moped drivers and motorcyclists + Gender issues
  5. Jan. 13, 2021 – Young road users + Subjective safety and risk perception
  6. Feb. 17, 2021 – Vehicle automation + Bonus presentation
Oct. 14-16 – Virtual Meeting

5th Annual Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving Meeting
The 5th annual Canadian Coalition on Distracted Driving (CCDD) meeting was hosted as a virtual webinar series.

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we hosted the 5th annual meeting as a virtual webinar series with participants attending from across Canada.

While we announced the completion of the 15-point action plan, work on this important initiative continues.

Learn more about this project and access free tools and resources in our CCDD E-Hub: https://diad.tirf.ca/ehub

June, July, September & October
2020 Webinar Series

All webinars are presented in English unless otherwise noted and are free of charge. Online registration is limited; please register early to ensure a spot.

If unable to attend, please cancel your registration to allow others to register.

CARSP/PRI in partnership with TIRF and platinum sponsor, Desjardins, are pleased to announce a special webinar series in advance of the 2021 conference.

Webinar dates:

  1. Jun. 25, 2020: Traffic Engineering – Click here to view webinar recording
  2. Jul. 23, 2020: Vulnerable Road User Safety – Click here to view webinar recording
  3. Sept. 3, 2020: Alcohol and Drug-Impaired Driving – Click here to view webinar recording
  4. Sept. 17, 2020: Road Safety Plans and Creating a Traffic Safety Culture – Click here to view webinar recording
  5. Oct. 1, 2020: Advanced Vehicle Design, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles – Recording available soon
  6. Oct. 16, 2020: Driver Education and Acceptance – Recording available soon

Access detailed presentation abstracts.

Apr. 1-3 – POSTPONED

ESRA2 International Conference on Measuring Traffic Safety Culture
Paris, France
ESRA2 International Conference on Measuring Traffic Safety Culture is POSTPONED

Given recent developments in relation to the coronavirus, in particular the meeting restrictions imposed by French authorities, an ever-increasing number of travel restrictions by national authorities across the world and the cancellation of several conference speakers, there is no other option than to cancel the ESRA conference of 1-3 April in Paris.

The conference will be postponed to a date still to be determined.

Jun. 15-18 – POSTPONED

2020 Joint Conference – The 30th CARSP Conference and the  14th PRI World Congress

Equitability: Road Safety for all through Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety
Montreal, PQ
COVID-19 Update – CARSP/PRI 2020 Joint Road Safety Conference is POSTPONED

The organizing committee has come to the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone the conference to 2021 (likely June). Given recent developments in Canada and the rest of the world, we agreed this is the best solution to prioritize the safety of all people involved and to make sure the event is a success. The conference partners want to assure you, however, that we are committed to making this event happen next year and details will soon follow.

If you have made hotel arrangements, we are pleased to report both the Hôtel Monville and the Holiday Inn Centreville have agreed to provide a full refund for the first night’s deposit (taken at booking).

On behalf of the organizing committee, we hope you are staying safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

The 2020 CARSP/PRI Organizing Committee


POSTPONED to Sept 26-28, 2021

17th Alcohol Interlock Symposium

Alcohol Interlocks: Technology Saving Lives
Oslo, Norway

Over the past months, the Symposium Organizing Committee and Hosts have been closely monitoring the situation with the fast-moving spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

With the health and safety of our speakers, partners, and those who attend the International Alcohol Interlock Symposium being our top priority, we have decided to POSTPONE the Symposium to September 26-28, 2021.

  • We continue to plan for the Symposium in Oslo, Norway.
  • We will continue to review the latest updates from the World Health Organization and the Norwegian Institute of Public Health regarding the international and regional situation – https://www.fhi.no/en/.
  • We are fully committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe and healthy environment for all participants and will communicate here and via email as additional information is received.

Please stay safe and contact us at info@interlocksymposium.com for any questions.

– Symposium Organizing Committee, Sponsors and Hosts

Previous 2020 Events

March 4-6 Drop It And Drive® youth presentation tour

Burnaby and Surrey, BC

The DIAD team is delivering four presentations at three schools in Burnaby and Surrey, BC to students from grades 8 to 12. Our focus for school seminars is to provide students with the science of ‘how and why’ distracted driving, and distracted walking, is risky behaviour. Positive messaging and even the use of humour, as well as sharing personal stories and practical examples of real-world risks, help engage students in a conversation about the potential consequences of a moment’s distraction. At the end of each seminar, we want students to feel empowered, through increased knowledge and understanding, to be road safety ambassadors within their families, school and community.
Feb. 18
3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety
February 19-20, 2020Pre-event workshop – Equitability: Road Safety for all Through Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety
Stockholm, Sweden
La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) in partnership with the Canadian Association of Road Safety Professionals (CARSP) and the Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), is hosting a pre-event workshop, Equitability: Road Safety for all Through Vision Zero and Sustainable Safety, on February 18, 2020, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm local time. This pre-event workshop also serves as a precursor to the June 15-18, 2020 Joint Conference: The 30th CARSP Conference and the 14th PRI World Congress hosted in Montréal, Québec at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

Cet atelier pré-événement sert également de précurseur à la Conférence conjointe 2020, soit la 30e Conférence CARSP et le 14e Congrès mondial PRI, organisée du 15 au 18 juin 2020, à Montréal, Québec, au Palais des congrès de Montréal.