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Rafael López Lita 2022 Award, to the SEOFER Chair in Road Safety and Intelligent Mobility

September, 2022


The Association for the Development of Communication (adComunica) has awarded the Rafael López Lita 2022 Prize, in the category of New Initiatives in Communication, to the SEOFER Chair in Road Safety and Intelligent Mobility.

The presentation of the award for New Initiatives in Communication, sponsored by the Castellón City Council, took place on 29 September 2022 at the Almazora City Hall, where the Castellón councillor, José Luis López, presented the award to Salvador Rodríguez Troyano, general manager of SEOFER (Señalizaciones y Obras Fernández), for his initiative "SEOFER Chair of Road Safety and Intelligent Mobility", implemented by the Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety (INTRAS) of the University of Valencia.

The jury recognises the communication work of the Chair, the core of all its actions, which are aimed at disseminating connected mobility and the advances that promote safe behaviour, prevent risks, promote environmental conservation, save lives and improve people's quality of life.

AdComunica is a non-profit organisation promoted by university professors, communication directors of private companies and media managers from Castellón that is dedicated to the promotion and development of communication in all its aspects. 

Medal of merit in road safety in the category of silver and blue badge, to INTRAS

December, 2021


The Ministry of the Interior, following the proposal of the General Directorate of Traffic, has granted the INTRAS with the Medal of Honor in Road Safety, in its silver category with blue badge, delivered at a ceremony celebrated in Madrid, on December 1st, 2021.

Prof. Dr Francisco Alonso, director of the INTRAS, received the medal from the Minister of the Interior, after a commentary speech delivered by full professor of Road Safety Dr. Luis Motoro.

This medal is delivered as an acknowledgment of the INTRAS's long and flawless trajectory during its more than 25 years of history and constant activities in the field of road safety, traffic, mobility and transportation.

The granting of this distinction comes in recognition of its 25 years of history in which they have developed almost 400 research projects in the field of road safety, traffic, mobility and transport for administrations and national and international companies; published 140 books, more than 250 scientific articles in specialized journals, have directed and conducted more than 63 doctoral theses and received more than 25 awards in recognition of their scientific and training work.

Minister Grande-Marlaska, in his speech, thanked INTRAS for its involvement in road safety, alluding to the fact that, in its more than 25 years of history, it has promoted research, development and innovation in this field, also highlighting its essential role in the field of teaching and specialized training. 

Recognition ITS Spain 2020, to INTRAS

July, 2020


INTRAS has received, from ITS Spain, the recognition to the Best ITS Spain supplier for the technical-administrative support in C-Roads.

The ITS Spain 2020 awards have been delivered at the Closing Ceremony of the XX Spanish Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems held from July 14 to 16, 2020 in Madrid

C-Roads Spain is composed of 5 pilots, each one of them with its particular set of technologies and C-ITS services and with the participation of different partners, among them INTRAS. This heterogeneity aims to cover a wide spectrum of cases, in order to assess the impact of connected mobility in many representative scenarios.

C-Roads Spain is part of the C-Roads Platform, a joint initiative of European Member States and road operators for testing and implementing C-ITS services in light of cross-border harmonisation and interoperability. 

ITS Spain 2020 International Award to INTRANT

July, 2020


The Institute of National Transit and Land Transport (INTRANT) of the Dominican Republic has received the ITS Spain 2020 Award.

At the Closing Ceremony of the XX Spanish Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems held from July 14 to 16, 2020 in Madrid, the ITS Spain 2020 Award was presented to the project "Interoperability of the electronic collection of the Integrated Public Transport System of Santo Domingo -Metropolitan Office of Bus Services, Metro and Teleferico- and implementation of the SD GO electronic card through a technological standard and a central payment system", carried out by INTRANT with the technical and financial support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The project is related to the collaboration agreement for training, research and advisory activities signed between INTRANT and INTRAS. 

Prever 2019 Award, to INTRAS

February, 2020


The General Council of Industrial Relations and Labor Sciences, (CGRICT), has awarded INTRAS the Prever 2019 Award in its Road Safety Category, by virtue of the merits contracted for its work in favor of the implementation and dissemination of the prevention of occupational hazards.

This General Council has been awarding annually, since 1998, national and international prevention awards called PREVER, whose purpose is to reward different professionals, companies or entities that stand out for their work for the prevention of occupational hazards inside and outside Spain.

The awarding of this award was made during the 21st Technical Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention and Social Responsibility, (National and International Prevention Awards "Prever 2019") that have been held on February 28 and 29, 2020 in Ciudad Real, and was collected by Dr. Luis Montoro, a member of this Institute and Professor of Road Safety. 

Cross of the Distinguished Services of Industrial Relations and Labor Sciences, to Dr. Luis Montoro

February, 2020


Professor Dr. Luis Montoro, Director of the research group FACTHUM.lab of INTRAS, has been distinguished with the Distinguished Services Cross of Industrial Relations and Labor Sciences, in recognition of the exceptional services provided to society in the field of Road safety.

The award, granted by the General Council of Industrial Relations and Graduates in Labor Sciences of Spain, was presented during the 21st Technical Conference on Occupational Risk Prevention and Social Responsibility held in Ciudad Real on February 28 and 29 of 2020.

Likewise, he was awarded the title that accredits him as an Honorary Member of the General Council and the chapter of the Cross of Distinguished Services. 

Woman and Traffic Management Award, to Dr. Cristina Esteban

November, 2018


Dr. Cristina Esteban, Secretary of INTRAS and researcher of the DATS research group, has received the Woman and Traffic Management Award in its 4th edition, at the ceremony that took place on November 21 in Madrid.

The Women and Traffic Management Awards, organized by the Association of Traffic Engineers and Mobility Technicians, are focused on recognizing the work of those women who, from the Administration, the University and the private Enterprise, have worked intensely for the traffic and, in particular, to promote Traffic Engineering in Spain.


IG Nobel Peace Prize

September 2018


Dr. Francisco Alonso, Director of INTRAS and the DATS research group, has received the IG Nobel Peace Prize, from the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2017 scientist Michael Rosbash, at the 28th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony held at Harvard University. September 13, 2018, for his research reflected in the scientific article "Shouting and Cursing While Driving: Frequency, Reasons, Perceived Risk and Punishment”

Cristina Esteban, Andrea Serge, Maria-Luisa Ballestar, Jaime Sanmartín, Constanza Calatayud, and Beatriz Alamar have also been awarded as co-authors of the scientific article and/or the research on which it is based: "La Justicia en el Tráfico: Conocimiento y Valoración de la Población Española"("Justice in Traffic: Knowledge and Valuation of the Spanish Population")

The Ig Nobel Prizes honor achievements that make people LAUGH, and then THINK. The prizes are intended to celebrate the unusual, honor the imaginative — and spur people's interest in science, medicine, and technology.

Road Safety Award, to Professor Luis Montoro

June 2018


Professor Luis Montoro has been awarded the Road Safety Award in the 7th Edition of the COPE Valencia Awards, which aim to recognize companies, associations and individuals that throughout the year have stood out for their work and effort in the promotion and improvement of the Valencian Community. The awards ceremony was held in Valencia on June 14, 2018.

Medal of Honor of the Road, to Dr. Francisco Alonso

June, 2018


Dr. Francisco Alonso, Director of INTRAS and the DATS research group, has been awarded the Road Medal of Honor for the merits acquired during his professional life, at an event held on June 7.

In his double facet of professor and researcher for 30 years, Dr. Francisco Alonso has treated the accident rate from theory and science. Psychologist of formation, began his trajectory in the Unit of Investigation in Psychology of the Traffic in the University of Valencia. From here, he encouraged and promoted the creation of the Institute he now runs, a center that is a national reference in terms of traffic and road safety. But his works, far from being reduced to the theoretical field, have always had a clear practical aspect. It has contributed, for example, to the signaling of the accident concentration sections, the reform of the Criminal Code or the development of numerous regulations and regulations in Spain and in other countries. As a researcher, he has participated or directed more than 160 projects for administrations, institutions and companies. All this work can only be justified, according to those who know it well, by motivation and the illusion of fulfilling a moral duty that aims to save lives.

Gold Medal of ‘Foro Europa’ to Professor Luis Montoro

September, 2014


Prof. Luis Montoro, Full-University Professor of Road Safety and Director of the Research Group FACTHUM.lab of INTRAS, was awarded the Gold Medal of ‘Foro Europa’ in recognition of his work career and research in the field of traffic and road safety.

Cross of Professional Merit of the Municipal Police of Madrid, to Professor Alonso

June, 2014


June 24th, 2014, on the occasion of the celebration of the Patron of the Municipal Police Corps, Saint John Baptist, the Director of INTRAS Dr. Francisco Alonso received the Cross of Professional Merit of the Municipal Police of Madrid, in recognition of its constant and fluid cooperation with the Police, Municipalities and urban areas, and especially with the Municipal Police, the Town Council and the citizens of Madrid

Gold Medal to Professional Merit bestowed to professor Luis Montoro.

March, 2014


Last 6 March, the Gold Medal with a red emblem for Professional Merit,was bestowed  by the Labour Sciences and Industrial Relations General Committee to professor Luis Montoro, full university professor in Road Safety and director of FACTHUM.lab, an INTRAS (University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Service) research group.

Medal of merit in road safety in the category of silver and blue badge, to MAPFRE

December, 2010


FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE  received the Medal of Merit in Road Safety in the category of Silver and Blue Badge, which has been awarded by the Ministry of Home Affairs for 36 years in order to recognise the partnership’s commitment and contribution to social awareness and the fight against road accidents.

In the case of FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE, this award recognizes the work done by the Institute on Road Safety to promote road safety education through courses, research studies, information campaigns and free distribution of educational materials. It also values its involvement in the development of road safety measures and campaigns, based on the values of social engagement, training, communication, cooperation and innovation, especially in Latin America.

Filomeno Mira, Vice President of FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE, got this award from the First Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Home Affairs, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba. The event, held at the headquarters of the Ministry of Home Affairs in Madrid, was also attended by José Luis Catalinas, director of FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE; Julio Laria, CEO of the Institute on Road Safety of FUNDACIÓN MAPFRE (pictured on the right); and Juan José Almagro, CEO of Social Communication and Responsibility of MAPFRE, among others.

The Medal of Merit for Road Safety was established in 1974 due to increased road traffic and the need to enhance security, harmony and fluidity of movement by all users of public roads. This award notes that “in the same way that illegal behaviours are punished, we must honour or reward behaviours that contribute to road safety, help to preserve it or constitute a commendable example for others” 

Medal of merit in road safety in the category of silver and blue badge, to AUDI

December, 2010


The First Vice-President of the Government and Minister of Home Affairs, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, has given the Medal of Merit for Road Safety in the category of Silver and Blue to Audi in recognition of the social activity (the Attitudes programmeme) developed over the last ten years in the fields of education and road safety .

Audi's director, Manuel Caballero, collected the award and was very grateful for this award and considers it an honor and an encouragement to continue the social work that the brand has developed with the aim of contributing to increased road awareness in our society.

The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, and the Director General of Traffic, Pere Navarro, have highlighted in their speeches Audi's commitment to road safety and their contribution to the reduction of traffic accidents through the work of social awareness developed by Attitudes in recent years.

The granting of this award coincides with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of Attitudes, the Corporate Social Responsibility programme that Audi created in 2000 in order to help reduce road accidents on our roads. A commitment that the brand has maintained in its dual role: as an automobile manufacturer , researching and incorporating the latest technology to create safer vehicles, and as a responsible company, promoting road safety through its social initiative .

Among other actions taken by Attitudes in those 10 years of activity, one highligth can be the courses given by Traffic Schools for more than 50,000 children from different Spanish cities. Also the organization of nine editions of "Days of Reflection" on road safety issues, with the completion of 16 research projects and collaboration of more than 300 experts from national and international institutions.

Premis Prever 2010

Decembre, 2010


El passat cap de setmana, es va celebrar a Granada els Premis Nacionals i Internacionals de Prevenció de Riscos Laborals Prever 2010, que des de fa dotze anys organitza el Consell General de Relacions Industrials i Ciències del Treball i que enguany ha comptat amb la col·laboració de l'Ajuntament de Granada. El professor D.Luis Montoro Gonzalez ha rebut el Premi Nacional de Prevenció de riscos laborals, servicis especials "Prever 2010".

Don Jaime Sanmartín, Director del INTRAS i D. Alfredo Pérez-Rubalcaba."Línea Directa" Solidarity Award for Road Safety

June, 2010


Línea Directa Aseguradora is a company socially responsible deeply committed to reducing traffic accidents in Spain. Since its inception it has developed new ways of research and analysis that have favoured the adoption of safe driving habits in our country. So once again the tasks of these entities, social foundations or social figures, which have shown their commitment with road safety, have been recognised. .

Thus the Linea Directa Solidarity Award for Road Safety has awarded the University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety, has awarded the University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety , in recognition to the work of social awareness that this organisation develops, being a pioneer in our country in the application of scientific and applied research to road safety. Jaume Sanmartín, director of INTRAS, received the award from the Minister of Internal Affairs, Mr Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba.

Road Safety Award Barcelona M. Angels Jiménez 15th Edition

April 2010

Award for best published work on road safety, one of the three modes listed in the fifteenth edition of Road Safety Award Barcelona M. Angels Jiménez in the category of Best informative work on road safety.

In the category of Best informative work on road safety, the jury chose the communication campaign: "The street is also mine . Children , cities and road safety " of ATTITUDES, AUDI Social Initiative from the Institute of Traffic and Road Safety at the University of Valencia for being an information campaign based on the results of a study that analyses the travel habits and influences the improvement of road safety education for children and their families .

Promoted by the City Council , in collaboration with the RACC , the association P (A) T and the insurance company AXA Assegurances, the goal of that award is to promote research and disseminate experiences or projects for urban road safety education.

Special award for training and the application of new technologies in occupational risk prevention, to the PREVISIM-SICAM System

June, 2007


The Occupational Traffic Risk Prevention Simulation, PREVISIM-SICAM has been recognised with the "Special Award for Training and Application of New Technologies in Occupational Health and Safety", awarded in 2007 by the Valencian Foundation for the Prevention of Labour Risks.

As pointed out by Román Ceballos "it will allow transportation professionals to be aware of increased risk and to stimulate an attitude change. Also, to have the possibility of adapting the contents of the simulator to changing situations in the work environment, the special characteristics of the company and what the various laws or guidelines dictate”  

"MetraSeis" Award to the most innovative contribution

September, 2006


The , 4th Conference on Survey Methodology promoted by the International Society of Research Professionals in Surveys (SIPIE) and organised by the Public University of Navarra, was held in Pamplona on 20 to 22 September 2006.

In its second edition, the Metra Seis Award to the most innovative contribution in the field of surveys methodology has awarded the project “Mètode Metras de seqüenciació d’esdeveniments en l’amibt del qüestionari estadístic d’accidents de circulació” developed by M. Teresa Tormo, Jaume Sanmartín, Maurici Chisvert and Manuel Andreu, members of the research group METRAS of the Institute.

Accèssit "University-Company collaboration"

Novembre, 2001


Since 1992 INTRAS and AUMAR have established a line of continuous collaboration for the development of a series of studies, researches and actions on the improvement of safety of the Mare Nostrum Highway (A7), of which AUMAR is licensee.

The aim of this collaboration was, among others, the study of accidents and incidents in highways, as well as the research of the alert level in driving and risk perception, in order to prepare a set of measures and actions for improving road safety in the highway, the roads were traffic is safer and in which accidents are mainly caused by human factors. There is no doubt that this line of study and research developed by INTRAS and AUMAR has had and has a social impact that transcends the boundaries of the cooperation between university-company.

CEA National Road Safety Trophy, to INTRAS

December, 2000


The European Car Council (CEA) has awarded INTRAS the CEA National Trophy in Road Safety in recognition of meritorious social in favor of the prevention of traffic accidents, thanks to its research, teaching and advisory work in the field of Road Safety.

International award for the study ALERTA

September, 1999


At the annual conference by IBTTA (International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association), held in Halifax (Canada) the study ALERTA (Factors and strategies of intervention on the level of Alert of the driver in the highway), has been awarded. This study has been developed by INTRAS (University Research Institute of Traffic and Road Safety) of the University of Valencia at the request of AUMAR (Mare Nostrum highways).

The IBBTA is a prestigious global association that represents societies and companies of bridges, tunnels and turnpikes, with members on five continents and with its headquarters Washington DC.

Every year, at the annual meeting, IBBTA awards a set of prizes to those researches that they consider creative and innovative and which serve for improving the flow of traffic, environmental conditions, the road safety, etc. In these ways of communication.

Silver medal to the merit of road safety

January, 1999


On 27 January the general director of traffic awarded to Luis Montoro González , director of INTRAS, the Medal of Merit of Road Safety, in the category of silver, in recognition to the technical contributions and the pedagogical and training work of the University Research Institute of Traffic and Road Safety.

The awarding act took place as part of the conferences for the presentation of 1999 as the year of Road Safety Education , held from 25 to 29 January in the city of Palma de Mallorca.

The initiative that has given rise to the granting of this award by the Ministry of Internal Affairs proposed by the DGT means the recognition to the work done by the INTRAS for improving road safety.

The multiple collaborations with public institutions, different orientation activities, additional to the training of the members of the Guardia Civil and local police, and, ultimately, to the special tendency towards road safety shown by its director, have created the propitious conditions required in the article 1 of the Royal Decree 2464/74, 9 August, which states: “… the Medal of Merit to Road Safety for awarding natural or legal persons who are distinguished by their activities in favour to road safety(…) or by their relevant collaboration with the authorities and agents to which competes its planning and control, serving eminently both from the pedagogical and technical point of view, and from the economic and social order".

The INTRAS mission is to work for our society in the improvement of road safety, through research and intervention on the human factor and in its relation with the use of technology. The awarding of this medal is the recognition to this task, to their promoters and of all who to a greater or lesser extent have collaborated in this area of work of the INTRAS.

"Cooperation University-Society" Award

May, 1997


Our director, Luis Montoro, has received the award that the Board of Trustees of the University of Valencia gives to the “Cooperation University-Society”, in the category of Applied Research, in recognition to the work developed in the field of Social Sciences.