Traffic Injury Research Foundation
The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF), is Canada's leading research institute when it comes to road safety. Since 1964, TIRF has proven to be a world leader in research through program and policy development, evaluation and sharing their findings to help prevent injuries and death on Canadian roads. TIRF has a focused interest in impaired drivers and young drivers as they account for a substantial proportion of fatalities and injuries on our roads. Other areas of focus for TIRF include speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and driver education/licencing.
As a leading insurer, we partner with the TIRF to improve road safety in Canada. Through the research conducted by TIRF, evidence-based solutions to road safety issues can be created. This not only helps to prevent injury, but also saves lives.
For more information on TIRF, visit tirf.ca.
Wildlife Roadsharing Resource Centre
In Canada, wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVCs) are a serious burden to our society. The consequences are widespread and include significant road safety, environmental, and socio-economic costs. Collisions with animals result in death and serious injuries for road users and financial costs have been estimated as high as $200 million annually (L-P Tardif & Associates Inc. 2003). Between four and eight collisions occur every hour with large animals, and of these it has been estimated that over 45,000 collisions occur every year with large animals alone.
The Wildlife Roadsharing Resource Centre fills a gaps when it comes to wildlife vehicle collisions. It provides information, data, and resources that are needed by practitioners, researchers, and the public to help reduce and prevent WVCs.
The two primary goals of the clearinghouse are to:
- Provide a centralized source of information, data, tools, and products relevant to the needs of researchers/practitioners in the road safety, ecology, and environmental industries; and,
- Provide useful information, tools, and resources that will assist and educate the public to better understand and prevent WVCs.
For more information, visit: wildliferoadsharing.tirf.org.
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