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. África Vicondoa Álvarez. Coordinator for Scientific Activities and Relations with Autonomous Communities. • SECRETARY AND TREASURER: Dr. D. Néstor Massimino Morando. • 1st VOCAL: Dr. Mr. Juan Carlos González Luque. Coordinator for Research Projects. • 2nd VOCAL: Dra. Mrs. Teresa Lascorz Ayats. 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

Grants for research projects DGT 2017
The human factor

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Risk factors
Risk Factors

2,405 drivers have been detected at the wheel having consumed alcohol or drugs in the 1,395 drug tests performed 35% of drivers subject to testing positive salivary test Cannabis and cocaine are still the drugs most consumed by drivers who tested positive. A 296 drivers have been instructed errands for subsequent transfer to the judicial authority for crimes against road safety Read More


In November 2014 the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, together with the Road Safety Authority, launched its first certificate in Traffic Medicine, taking its first edition in March 2015. It is designed for doctors, occupational therapists and other professionals health, the objective of the program is to provide these professionals with the knowledge and skills to assess a person's fitness to drive. Read More

Global Road Safety 2011-2020 Plan
Road Safety interventions

Road safety interventions. In its resolution 64255, March 1, 2010, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed the period 2011-2020 "Decade of action for road safety', with the overall objective of stabilizing and, subsequently, reduce the planned figures of fatalities in road accidents around the world to increase the national, regional and global-level activities. This Plan is intended to serve as a guidance document for countries and, at the same time, facilitate the implementation of measures coordinated and concerted aimed at the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Decade of action for road safety 2011-2020. Read More

Program, Evaluations and Effectiveness Studies
Road Safety interventions

Permission by points, an unresolved issue in Spain, has been key in the explanation of the reduction of mortality in our waterways. However, the effect of the measure is famously temporary. Three articles that reviewed the impact of permission by points in the Spanish claims have been recently published in prestigious scientific journals. References: 1. Pulido, J.; Lardelli, P.; de la Fuente, L.; Flores, V. M.; Vallejo, F. & Regidor, E. (2010), 'Impact of the demerit point system on road traffic accident mortality in Spain', Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 64(3), 274--276. 2. Novoa, A. M.; Perez, K.; Santamarina-Rubio, E.; Mari-Dell'Olmo, M.; Ferrando, J.; Peiro, R.; Tobias, A.; Zori, P. & Borrell, C. (2010), 'Impact of the Penalty Points System on Road Traffic Injuries in Spain: A Time-Series Study', Am J Public Health, AJPH.2010.192104. 3. Castillo-Manzano, J. I.; Castro-Nuño, M. & Pedregal, D. J. (2010), 'An econometric analysis of the effects of the penalty points system driver's license in Spain', Accident Analysis & Prevention 42(4), 1310 - 1319. 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

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