AA Research Foundation

The AA Research Foundation is the AA's main vehicle for road safety research investment. It was established by the New Zealand Automobile Association in 2011.

Retained earnings in research will be reinvested to improve road safety as part of the the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety. The AA has initially invested one million New Zealand dollars over four years.


Research programmes are the primary structure by which the AA Research Foundation manages research. Each programme is overseen by an expert steering committee.


The AA Research Foundation governance structure has been set up to support its mission with a two-tiered structure involving trustees & the AA National Council.

For researchers

The AA Research Foundation is a demand-driven research organisation, rather than a research-driven research organisation. Apply for sponsorship for research.

Contact the AARF

Contact details for the AA Research Foundation's office which is based in Wellington.

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