The aim of the Institute is to promote road safety for the benefit of the public by improving the technical and general knowledge and skills of persons involved in the field of investigating road traffic collisions. It promotes the free and open exchange of knowledge and provides a forum for communication, education and representation, through all of which it aims to enhance expertise.

It also seeks, through the collective knowledge of its members to improve the standards of safety of vehicles and roads of all kinds.

The Institute is committed to promoting a professional approach to traffic accident investigation by encouraging honesty and integrity among investigators.