Road Safety Research Centres Worldwide

Please note that as this is a complex field, we would greatly appreciate any additional or updated information you can give us regarding any establishments (and specific research papers) that we have not yet included. To do so, please get in touch with us and, if possible, include the relevant URL(s).


Adelaide University — Road Accident Research Unit (RARU)

Australian College of Road Safety (ACRS)

Australian National Crash In-depth Study (ANCIS)

ARRB Transport Research (ARRB)

Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS)

Centre for Automotive Safety Research (CASR)

Monash University — Accident Research Centre (MUARC)
— Crashworthiness and Road Safety

Murdoch University — Institute for Research in Safety and Transport


Ryerson University, Toronto — Dr. Said Easa, chair of Civil Engineering (2001)

Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF)


Road Safety Research Centre, Faculty of Engineering, University Putra Malaysia (RSRC)


Institute for Road Safety Research (SWOV)
(The letters stand for ‘Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Verkeersveiligheid’ if you were wondering!)

New Zealand

Waikato University — Traffic and Road Safety (TARS)


University of Barcelona Faculty of Psychology — Psychology and Road Safety


Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)

United Kingdom

Birmingham University

Leeds Institute for Transport Studies (LITS)

Loughborough University Vehicle Safety Research Centre (VSRC)

Middlesex University Transport Management Research Centre

University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne — Road Safety Courses

Transport Research Laboratory (TRL)

(A-Z listing of UK universities covering automotive engineering and construction issues — click here)

United States of America

ACT-R Research Group, Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania

Institute of Transportation Studies, Berkeley, CA

The University of Maryland National Study Center for Trauma and EMS — CIREN Program

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute — UMTRI

Midwest Regional University Transport Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison — MRUTC

The University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies — CTS-UMN

The University of Minnesota Intelligent Transportation Systems Institute — ITS Institute

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — Research and Development — NHTSA

University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center — HSRC

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, Evanston, Illinois

Texas Transportation Institution — TTI