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History

For a bright future without traffic accidents...

The purpose is to implement projects to prevent traffic accidents and contribute to the efficiency of transportation safety management and to the protection of lives, bodies, and properties of the citizens. (Article 1 of the Korea Transportation Safety Authority Act)

2020
  • 08.07 Evaluated levels of station buildings by safety and convenience
  • 08.20 Completed the Korea Advanced Vehicle Inspection Research Center(KAVIC)
  • 09.09 Opened Hwaseong Drone Qualification Research Center
  • 10.05 Opened Dongtan Vehicle Inspection Service
  • 11.02 Opened Siheung Drone Education and Training Center
2019
  • 01.01 Begins to Manage the Vehicle Safety Research Institute as an Auxiliary Facility
  • 12.02 Began construction of Siheung Drone Education and Training Center
  • 12.09 Began construction of Hwaseong Drone Qualification Research Center
2018
  • 01.01 Korea Transportation Safety Authority Act is Passed
  • 01.01 Changed Its Name to Korea Transportation Safety Authority
  • 11 Began Operation of the Hazardous Material Transportation Safety Management Center
  • 12.10 Completed the Construction of Testbed for Self-Driving Cars
2017
  • 03 Began Operation of the Korea Traffic Education Center in Hwaseong
2016
  • 03 Implemented Qualification Renewal Test for Elderly Bus Drivers
  • 05.30 Cooperated with Regional Organizations to Pursue Projects that Create a City of Happiness and Safe Transportation
  • 11.25 Completed the Construction of the Korea Traffic Education Center in Hwaseong
2015
  • 09.25 Accepted the consignment of inspection work on aviation error indication lamp and daytime sign
2014
  • 03.19 Implemented the review of the Railway Total Test Operation result
  • 03.19 Implemented the approval inspection of the Railway Safety Management System
  • 04.07 Implemented the regular inspection on the emission gas of two-wheeled vehicles
2013
  • 12.03 Completed the construction of high-tech test driving road
2012
  • 08 Commenced Qualification Test of Bus Drivers
2011
  • 11.25 Commenced the re-inspection work of pressure-resistant containers in CNG vehicles
2010
  • 05.17 Awarded the Presidential Commendation on Family Day
2009
  • 03.02 Opened the Research and Education Center for a Safe Driving Experience
  • 03.30 Introduced the General Vehicle Inspection System
2008
  • 12.19 Completed the construction of the Research and Education Center for Safe Driving Experience
2006
  • 03.16 Commenced the Railway Safety Inspection work
  • 06.07 The Northern Gyeonggi Branch commenced business
  • 06.08 The Ulsan Branch commenced business
2005
  • 11.08 Established the Railway Center
2004
  • 01.26 Commenced Qualification Test of ULV Pilots and Safety Certification Inspections
  • 07.01 Commenced Qualification Test of Freight Transport Drivers and Education for Drivers
2003
  • 01.01 Commenced the approval work for the structural change of two-wheeled vehicles
  • 05.07 Completed the construction of automobile driving test site
2002
  • 04.12 Commenced the investigation on automobile defects
  • 05.20 Conducted precision examination on exhaust gas for commercial vehicles
  • 06.03 Transferred the head office of the Authority (located in Ansan, Gyeonggi-do)
2000
  • 01.01 Commenced support work for traffic accident victims
  • 03.21 Sold Living (Transportation & Tourism) TV
1995
  • 03.01 Transportation & Tourism TV aired
  • 04.05 Renamed Transportation Safety Authority
1993
  • 09.01 Comprehensive Cable TV Program (Transportation and Tourism) business permitted (Bureau of Public Information)
  • 11.26 Completed the 1st stage construction work of the Automobile Testing and Research Institute
  • 12.11 Reorganized into 11 branches (Seoul, Busan Gyeongnam, Daegu Gyeongbuk, Incheon, Gwangju Jeonnam, Daejeon Chungnam, Gyeonggi, Gangwon, Chungbuk, Jeonbuk, Jeju)
1991
  • 03.18 Ground-breaking ceremony of the 1st stage construction work for the Automobile Testing and Research Institute
1987
  • 05.15 Established the Automobile Testing and Research Institute
1981
  • 01.05 Promulgated the Enforcement Ordinance of the Transportation Safety Promotion Authority Act (Presidential Decree No. 10151)
  • 07.01 Established the Transportation Safety Promotion Authority
1979
  • 12.28 Enacted and promulgated the Transportation Safety Promotion Authority Act (Law No. 3185)