Research

Research is crucial to the formulation of road safety policy.

Our research unit is responsible for collecting and analysing road safety data. This serves to deepen our understanding of why crashes happen and what we can do to prevent them.

The research unit is specifically responsible for:

  • Maintaining the road collision database and data system
  • Analysing collision data
  • Producing statistical reports on road collisions in Ireland
  • Conducting surveys of speed and seatbelt-wearing on Irish roads
  • Carry out cluster analysis on collisions on Irish roads
  • Undertaking multidisciplinary research to understand how collisions happen
  • Proposing and evaluating ways to prevent collisions and injuries
  • Participating in national and international research projects
  • Providing information to national and international bodies as well as the public

More information:
Research & Education Unit
Road Safety Authority
Moy Valley Business Park
Primrose Hill
Ballina
Co Mayo

Tel: 096 25000
Email: researchdept@rsa.ie