AA Research Foundation

The AA Research Foundation was established in 2011 as a dedicated way for the New Zealand Automobile Association to invest more into road safety research.

Sponsoring more research was a commitment the AA made as part of the UN Decade of Action on Road Safety (2011-2020). The AA has now invested $2.25 million over eight years into the AA Research Foundation, enabling it to commission a number of valuable research projects. In addition, extra funding has been obtained for some projects that are jointly funded with other road safety organisations.


The AA Research Foundation has funded a number of research programmes looking into different areas of road safety. Each programme is overseen by an expert steering group.


The AA Research Foundation governance structure has been set up to support its mission with a three-tiered structure involving expert steering committees, trustees and the AA National Council.

For Researchers

The AA Research Foundation commissions research that fills gaps in New Zealand road safety knowledge. Find out more about how we commission research.

Contact the AARF

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

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