Research on road crashes
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.
Our expertise includes a variety of research methods:
- 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
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Program and policy development
Our research has identified needed improvements to and best practices for programs and policies, including persistent impaired drivers, new driver licensing, motorcycle licensing, driver education and training and graduated driver licensing.
Knowledge transfer and exchange
In addition to scientific and technical skills, we have a proven track record for effectively translating research to many sectors, making new knowledge accessible and usable in day-to-day practices. For this reason, our researchers frequently give invited presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and routinely interact with the media.
Plans, program and policy evaluations
We conduct policy analyses and develop innovative and comprehensive evaluation plans for a wide range of traffic safety countermeasures, both in terms of operational effectiveness and safety impacts. These evaluations can include legislative initiatives, graduated driver licensing, ignition interlocks, vehicle impoundment, administrative license suspension and other road safety concerns.
We provide road safety event services. Our expertise ranges from organizing and hosting in-person and virtual international conferences, symposia and workshops, to publishing reports and event proceedings. We are also available to share our expertise through consulting services to the public and private sectors on many driver-related issues.