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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. 

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. 


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.

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.

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.

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.