The research programme involves multidisciplinary traffic safety research in the areas of road, rail, and maritime traffic, with a main focus on technical countermeasures and applications. In the programme, applied and customer-oriented research is conducted to contribute to overall traffic safety.
The overall objective of the programme is to support decision making for national traffic safety goals. Specifically the aim of the programme is to reduce the annual number of road fatalities in Finland to less than 250 in 2010 and less than 100 in 2025. For rail and maritime traffic, the goal is to maintain a safety level involving neither fatalities nor serious environmental damage.