Traffic Injury Research Foundation, USA Inc.

The knowledge source for safe driving



With the goal of being a leading resource for national road safety research, TIRF USA focuses on the human causes and effects of road crashes and provides objective, independent and evidence-based research to support the development, implementation and evaluation of road safety programs, effective advocacy and consultation.

We examine what behaviors put road users at risk, what conditions create the greatest risk on the road, and why certain factors are riskier than others.

Choosing to partner with TIRF USA as a sponsor provides opportunities to explore a variety of focus areas:

  • Experimental and epidemiological research
  • Qualitative and quantitative analyses (and specialized multivariate techniques)
  • Observational studies
  • Public opinion, population and roadside surveys
  • Crash analysis
  • Database design, construction and management
  • Literature reviews

Our extensive expertise spans several contemporary road safety issues such as drug and alcohol impairment, distraction, fatigued and drowsy driving, aggressive driving, young driver education and licensing, elderly drivers, and vulnerable road users such as bicyclists and pedestrians.

By investing in us, you will have the opportunity to connect with subject matter experts from academia, research institutes and government agencies, you can access the latest research that aims to resolve real-world traffic safety issues, and gain new understanding of how these issues impact our nation.

Contact us to discuss options for your organization to work with us to promote safe driving programs and practices, and help in reducing the number of preventable deaths and injuries on our roads.

Benefits & Opportunities

Small-scale focused research projects

Budget $10,000-$35,000

  • 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

Budget $35,000-$100,000

  • 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.