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Institute Of Road Safety Research (MIROS)


The establishment of the Institute of Road Safety Research or Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) as a statutory body has been approved in the Cabinet Committee on Road Safety No.1 / 2006 on May 15, 2006 of the which was chaired by YAB. Dato Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi. Following the decision, MIROS formally established on January 3, 2007. MIROS responsible for the planning and conduct of research and evaluation related areas involving road safety sector and act as a one stop center for the collection and dissemination of information through printed materials and training programs . MIROS also responsible for uplifting Malaysia as one of the advanced countries in the field of road safety research at international level.​

Research Institute of Road Safety 2012 Act [Act 748] came into force on 15 July 2012 to make the Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) as an organization aimed at assisting the Government in formulating policies and programs to address road safety and road safety issues based on studies and scientific research.

​Function Of The MIROS

In addition, MIROS are also entrusted to​:


1. Carry out research on road safety;

2. To increase knowledge and awareness of the public on road safety;

3. To provide advisory services;

4. Planning, carrying out training and assessment of the road safety programs;

5. To review the tests carried out; and

6. Establishing a network and cooperation with other bodies.​


More information can be accessed at MIROS website at ​

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Proposal for the ASEAN Road Safety Centre (ARSC) establishment was presented on May 14, 2013 at the 4th Meeting of the Road Safety Group Special ASEAN Multi Sector Work (MRSSWG) by MIROS. The proposed center will provide knowledge about the state of road safety in ASEAN member countries including information on laws and regulations, data on traffic accidents, road traffic data, rules on standards and vehicles inspection, driver training and driver testing, activities of the traffic police, road safety training in schools, road safety information / campaigns to the public.​

​After the 20th ASEAN Transport Ministers Meeting (ATM) on 27 November 2014 in Mandalay, Myanmar welcomed the inauguration of the Institute of Road Safety Research (Miros) as the ASEAN Regional Road Safety Center. The goal of the center is to promote and provide knowledge on issues of road safety among ASEAN member countries.​

​​ASEAN Road Safety Centre will also serve as a center that will help and guide the ASEAN countries to achieve higher levels of road safety performance in the following aspects:

​​​​1. The program of road safety and implement science-based design and art in the region;​
2. Harmonising standards, guidelines and rules of road safety activities in the region;​
3. Coordinate and gather the efforts of member countries for the purpose of sharing knowledge;​
4. Provide technical guidance and effective leadership to Member States;​
5. Monitor and evaluate the implementation of road safety programs and initiatives by member states; and
6. Evaluate and verify road safety performance of the member states, to combine, coordinate and compare aspects of road safety in the region that would act as the overall region’s representative.​ ASEAN ROAD SAFETY CENTRE

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The planned program is to develop new assessment program to kebolehlanggaran vehicles, based on the data belong to Malaysian manufacturers and translated and revalued based on certain criteria. In total there are 8 such programmes, including in the United States, Europe and Australasia region, also Asia.

The main goal of this program is to provide security related information to the public through vehicle collision test full scale independent and objective. In comparison, NCAP tests are performed normally at a level exceeding the minimum requirements of the regulations and the law specified. The program also directly mempertabatkan vehicle manufacturer's effort to issue a safer vehicle to market.

ASEAN is the result of cooperation between NCAP MIROS and globally with the aim of improving NCAP safety levels of vehicles in the Asean region. It is a project for dilahirkankan heed the United Nations rise to the Decade of Action 2011-2020 for Road Safety. ASEAN NCAP RESULTS