In 1988, the OECD Road Transport Research Programme established the
International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD) as a
mechanism for providing an aggregated database, in which
international accident and victim as well as exposure data
are collected on a continuous basis.
What is IRTAD?
IRTAD includes both a database and a working group.
- The IRTAD database includes accident and traffic
data and other safety indicators for 29 countries.
- The International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis
Group (known as the IRTAD Group) is an on-going working
group of the Joint Transport Research of the OECD and
the International Transport Forum. It is composed of
road safety experts and statisticians from renowned
safety research institutes, national road and transport
administrations, international organisations,
universities, automobilists associations, motorcar
industry, etc. Its main objectives are to contribute to
international co-operation on road accident data and its
The ambition of IRTAD is to include as many countries as
possible and to build and maintain a high quality database
on road safety information.