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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 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.

"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.

International award for the study ALERTA

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.

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