According to the Act on the Finnish Road Safety Council, the organisation’s purpose is to promote road safety through communication, education, and training as well as by carrying out research activities that support its operations. In addition, the central organisation guides and coordinates the traffic safety work of its 58 member organisations, develops initiatives, and works to promote traffic safety in other ways.

Financing

The Finnish Road Safety Council receives state aid to finance its operations. A traffic safety payment is collected from traffic insurance companies and subsequently allocated to road safety work through the state budget. The Finnish Transport Safety Agency is the state aid authority responsible for allocating funds to these activities.

Administrative bodies

Liikenneturva's administrative bodies are the General Assembly of the Central Organisation and the Board of Directors. The Management Group acts as an advisory body to the Managing Director. In addition, Liikenneturva has an Advisory Committee for Communication, an Advisory Committee for Pedestrians and Bicyclists and a Remuneration Committee, the members of which are appointed by the Board of Directors.

The General Assembly of the Central Organisation convenes twice per year, and the Board of Directors meets four times per year. The Finnish Government appoints the Chairperson and four members representing the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Interior, and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The General Assembly of the Central Organisation elects seven members to the Board of Directors as well as a personal alternate member for each. 

The Chairperson and other members of Liikenneturva’s Board of Directors are appointed or elected for a term of two calendar years per time. The terms are staggered, with half of the members having their term of office conclude each year.