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About Us

The Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS) was established in 2007 as an agency under the Ministry of Transport Malaysia to serve as a central repository of knowledge and information on road safety. The findings derived from research and evidence- based intervention programmes provide the basis for the formulation of new strategies, legislations, policies, and enforcement measures, governing road safety at the national level. Principally engaged in research,  MIROS  collaborates closely with local and international government agencies and private bodies to further the cause of road safety.
 
In  2014,  the  ASEAN  Transport  Ministers  had  appointed  MIROS as the ASEAN Road Safety Centre. The aims of this centre are to promote and provide knowledge on road safety issues among ASEAN Member States which includes road traffic laws and regulations, data management, standards development, and road safety awareness and education.​

Function
 
(a)  to conduct comprehensive research on road safety, and to provide general directions for activities in respect of road safety research;
(b) to assist in the development of national objectives, policies and priorities for the orderly development and administration of road safety;
(c) to enhance and increase knowledge based on new developments regarding issues related to road safety;
(d)  to raise the level of public awareness on road safety;
(e)  to propose practical solutions with optimal effectiveness on road safety issues;
(f)  to collect, analyze and manage data in relation to road safety;
(g)  to develop, promote the use of, value add and commercialize research findings on road safety;
(h)  to collect, collate and disseminate information relating to research findings on road safety by way of publishing or sponsoring the publication of periodicals, journals, books and any other means available, and to provide consultation and advice on road safety issues;
(i) to plan and evaluate road safety programmes, and to conduct related training;
(j)  to review standards and learning outcomes of the curriculum for courses of instruction provided by driving institutions and audit the benchmark in respect of the delivery system of driving institutions;
(k)  to review testing methods carried out by vehicle inspection organizations;
(l)  to be a member of, be affiliated with or to maintain liaison with, other organizations, both public and private, local and  foreign,  having  similar  functions  or  activities  as those of the institute; and
(m)  to co-operate with any person, association or organization, both local and foreign, with a view to furthering the effective performance of the institute.