IRTAD Database Coverage
The International Road Traffic and Accident Database (IRTAD) was established in 1988 through the OECD Road Transport Research Programme. The development and use of the database is carried out by the International Traffic Safety Data and Analysis Group. The database includes more than 500 data items, aggregated by country and year (from 1970) and shows up-to-date accident and relevant exposure data, including:
Country Coverage : Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States.
A key to the success of IRTAD is the process through which the information is collected, as it comes directly from relevant national data providers in member countries. The data are provided in a common format, based on definitions developed and agreed by the IRTAD Group. This requires a clear understanding of national definitions in order to enhance international comparability and, where needed, the use of an appropriate correction factor.
All IRTAD members have full access to the online IRTAD Database. The user-friendly interface generates various output formats (HTML, EXCEL, CSV) for further analysis. Pivot tables and charts offer a quick overview of time series and recent safety trends.
For a selection of IRTAD statistics see Data Sets.