TRL has an enviable reputation throughout the world for its contribution to the excellent safety record of British roads and to vehicle safety standards worldwide.
- has led to the setting of national casualty reduction targets
- allows road authorities and businesses to better target resources to manage risk
- contributes to the design, test, manufacture, sale and even the racing of safer vehicles.
Our capabilities are broad, reflecting the many factors that contribute to accidents and their mitigation. For instance, our scientists are improving understanding of people and are advising on safer road, network and vehicle designs for road and rail.
Accident investigation specialists at TRL analyse thousands of accidents each year. Experts carry out investigations using the latest technology to develop detailed databases and a thorough understanding of accident causation. Many of our staff are world-recognised in their field, from speed and urban safety management through to statistical analysis and automotive engineering.
Our research aids policy development to reduce all types of casualties - children, motorcyclists, vehicle occupants, cyclists and pedestrians. Our state-of-the-art facilities include a host of impact test facilities, driving simulators and modelling suites.
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