The report on the global status of road safety 2015 shows that mortality rates of traffic are higher in countries with lower level of development. In 17 countries they have introduced regulations governing the use of seat belts, alcohol control, speed, helmet or child restraints. While progress on road safety remains slow. Read More

Ages groups

• PRESIDENT: Dr. Mr. Fernando Pérez Torralba. • 1st VICE PRESIDENT: Dr. Mr. Javier Álvarez. Coordinator for Relations with Other Companies. • 2nd VICE PRESIDENT: Dr. Mr. Bahjat Assaf Hassan. Coordinator for International Relations and Vice Treasurer. • 3rd VICE PRESIDENT: Dra. Mrs. Elena Valdés Rodríguez. Coordinator for Scientific Activities and Relations with Autonomous Communities. • SECRETARY: Dr. Juan Carlos González Luque * TREASURER: Dr. D. Néstor Massimino Morando. • 1st VOCAL: Dra Mrs.Trinidad Gómez Talegón. Coordinator for Research Projects. • 2nd VOCAL: Dr. Mr.Bernardino Calvo Calvo. Coordinator for Occupational Health and Road Safety. • 3rd VOCAL: Dr. Mr. Enrique Mirabet Lis. Coordinator for New Technologies and Publications. • 4th VOCAL: Dra. Mrs. Pilar Cervelló Ferrada. Coordinator for Relations with Medical and Psychometric Examination Centres. • 5th VOCAL: Dra. Mrs. Marta Ozcoidi Val. Coordinator for Continuing Education. Read More

road safety strategy 2030
Road Safety interventions

The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, presented this Thursday, 06/09/2022, at the headquarters of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) the Road Safety Strategy 2030, a document that aims to be the national framework of reference in road safety policy with the aim of halving by 2030 the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by traffic accidents. Among its objectives is the updating of the Medical-Psychological Examination Protocol in Driver Recognition Centers in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Spanish Society of Traffic Medicine. Read More

Update of the medical-psychological exploration protocol
Road Safety interventions

On June 23, the updated Medical-Psychological Examination Protocol was presented to the DGT. Work that has had the participation of the Training Subdirectorate of the DGT, the Promotion and Prevention Subdirectorate of the Ministry of Health and the Society of Traffic Medicine (SEMT). The 3 areas of intervention have been worked on and updated: assessment/risk/advice. Read More

Road Safety Manual
Victims attention

The second edition of the Handbook of road safety (Road Safety Manual - RSM) aims to produce an authoritative knowledge base and align themselves with the following pillars of the Global Plan for the Decade of action for the United Nations road safety 2011-2020: • Pilar 1: Management of road safety; • Pilar 2: Safer roads and mobility; • Pilar 4: Safer roads for users. The new road safety Manual is an updated environment that can help countries to meet their goals of improving road safety. Read More

 neurology and driving handbook
Fatigue, distraction, sleepiness

An excellent work by the Spanish Society of Neurology that, in addition to carrying out its own scientific and training activities, tries to contribute to improving the living and health conditions of the population from the perspective of its specialty. For this reason, a new Neurology and Driving Manual had to be prepared to try to contribute all the knowledge of the SEN in order to continue reducing the consequences of this social plague. The response from the General Directorate of Traffic was very positive from the beginning. The enthusiasm with which all the members of the SEN who were asked to collaborate accepted collaboration in the project is reflected in the magnificent quality of the work on the manual, which they will enjoy reading. Read More

International consesus document on obstructive sleep apnea
Road Safety interventions

804 / 5.000 Resultados de traducción The presence of obstructive sleep apnea (AOS) is associated with multiple health consequences, although some of them present more scientific evidence than others. The main pathophysiological mechanisms that explain the association between AOS and these consequences are intermittent hypoxia and sleep fragmentation, although changes in intrathoracic pressure are also involved in the pathophysiology of some diseases. The presence of untreated OSA is an independent risk factor for occupational, domestic and, above all, traffic accidents. It has been estimated that the presence of AOS increases the risk of suffering a traffic accident between 3 and 6 times compared to the general population, and the accidents are also more serious and result in personal injuries. Read More

risk perception
Risk Factors

What is Risk Perception? Risk perception is the ability to detect, identify and react to a risky situation while driving. A risky situation is one that leads the driver to be alert to an unforeseen event that may force him to make a decision: slow down, brake, change direction ... Read More

Update of the Medical-Psychological Examination Protocol for Driver Recognition Centers (2022)

The DGT has published on its website the medical-psychological examination protocol for CRC. It corresponds to the update carried out by the Training Subdirectorate of the DGT and the Promotion and Prevention Subdirectorate of the Ministry of Health, with the participation of the Spanish Society of Traffic Medicine (SEMT). In the Regulation of Centers (RD 170/2010) it says in its article 6, point 3, "...the tests have been carried out in their facilities in accordance with the Protocol of medical-psychological examination that, for such purposes, edit the Ministries of the Interior and of Health and Social Policy..." Undoubtedly, the SEMT has been an important work as the scientific protagonist of this Protocol. Read More

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