• BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SPANISH SOCIETY OF MEDICINE OF TRAFFIC (TEMS) ELECTED IN THE EXTRAORDINARY MEETING 29/11/2014 Read More

The Role of Marital Status in the Association between Benzodiazepines, Psychotropics and Injurious R
Ages groups

interesting analysis of the risk of traffic accident in people over 50 years (men and women). It relates the consumption of benzodiazepines and other psychotropics to the marital status of the driver, if married, divorced or widowed. Read More

The human factor

The States members of the European Union should introduce more strict rules in their domestic legislations concerning the illnesses that make people unable to drive. Persons with acute obstructive sleep apnea present a highly dangerous combination of symptoms at the road. For this reason the medical examinations that evaluate driving abilities shoud include aspects related to sleep apnea. Read More

Risk factors
Risk Factors

Monash University's Accident Research Centre has released an update to a 2004 version of a report that explores the influence of chronic illness and impairments on the crash involvement of motor vehicle drivers. This is a great study for professionals of Traffic Medicine and fitness to drive issues, and can be download from link below enclosed. Read More

Study on the involvement of fatigue on driving
Fatigue, distraction, sleepiness

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation of Canada will start a new study on fatigue and driving, to update its previous reports. According to 2006 (CCMTA NCDB May 2006) fatigue is a factor associated in 19 percent of mortal crashes and by 23% of all crashes. The 2006 report could get off at the link attached. Read More

Pedestrians and Bicycles
Pedestrians and cyclists

The Transportation Research Board (TRB) has recently published a Guide about pedestrian safety and traffic signals, as part of the prevention programme that TRB has been developing in this issue, called APS (Accessible Pedestrian Signals) Read More

Changes to the IV annex of the general driver's reglament
R.C.C.

The 10th of September of 2010 amendments to Annex IV of the General Driver Regulation (R.D. 818/2009) have been published in the Spanish Official Gazette (BOE). These changes concerned eyesight, diabetes and epilepsy. Read More

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