TIRF’s efforts to improve road safety focus on road users behaviors in each of the following categories:
- Research on the magnitude and characteristics of road crashes.
- Program and policy development.
- Program and policy evaluation.
- Knowledge transfer and exchange.
The examples below are a sample based on our most recent work; contact us for details or to learn more about previously completed work.
Small-scale focused research projects
- Publications (reports, factsheets, brochures, educational primers) on a topic of choice that can be used for professional development training as well as a knowledge transfer tool for practitioners.
- Literature review of a specialized road safety topic.
- Training sessions on road safety related issues or road safety research methods.
Medium-scale focused research projects
- Epidemiological research on complex road safety programs or issues (e.g., online driver education standards).
- International best practices reviews.
- Focus groups and stakeholder interviews with both practitioners and road users to inform policy and practice.
- Technical assistance and capacity building services to improve program implementation and delivery and evaluate outcomes.
- Analysis of crash data.
Large-scale focused research projects
Budget $100,000 and up
- Epidemiological research of international surveys.
- Data base design and construction.
- Process and/or outcome evaluation of national and international road safety programs and policy.
- Meta-analysis of the effectiveness of road safety interventions and programs.
- Road safety related program design, resource development (e.g. online curricula and educational programs) and knowledge transfer products such as community based tool kits.