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Although, unfortunately, there are not many formal awards in the field of road safety, a few of them do exist.

In this section, you can find a list and a summary of the awards received for papers, institutions and/or people related to the DATS research group.

"Woman and Traffic Management Award", to Dr. Cristina Esteban

Audi

ASSOCIATION OF TRAFFIC ENGINEERS AND MOBILITY TECHNICIANS

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 2018", to the investigation on “Shouting and Cursing While Driving"

Audi

ANNALS OF IMPROBABLE RESEARCH

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 Honor of the Road", to Dr. Francisco Alonso

Audi

SPANISH ASSOCIATION OF THE ROAD (AEC)

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.

 

"Cross to the Professional Merit of the Municipal Police of Madrid", to Dr. Francisco Alonso

Audi

CITY COUNCIL OF MADRID

June 2014

 

Dr. Francisco Alonso, Director of the DATS research group, has been awarded the Professional Merit Cross of the Municipal Police of Madrid, in recognition of his constant and fluid cooperation with the City Council and with the Municipal Police of Madrid in defense of the legitimate interests of citizens.
On the occasion of the celebration of the Patron of the Municipal Police Force, Saint John Baptist, it is a tradition to recognize the work of those people and institutions that have stood out in a relevant way for their collaboration and special relationship with the Municipal Police of Madrid, in an Act of Tribute that this year has been held on June 24.

 

MEDAL OF MERIT IN ROAD SAFETY IN THE CATEGORY OF SILVER AND BLUE BADGE FOR AUDI

Audi

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

April 2011

 

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.

 

MEDAL OF MERIT OF ROAD SAFETY IN THE CATEGORY OF SILVER AND BLUE BADGE FOR MAPFRE

Fundación MAPFRE

MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

December 2010

On 1 December, 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”.

 

ROAD SAFETY CHARITY AWARD GIVEN TO INTRAS

INTRAS
LÍNEA DIRECTA INSURANCE

7TH EDITION

June 2010

Línea Directa Insurance has awarded the Solidarity Award in Road Safety Insurance to the Institute of Traffic and Road Safety (INTRAS), in recognition for the social awareness work developed by this organization, being a pioneer in Spain in the application of scientific research in traffic and road safety.

Línea Directa Insurance is a socially responsible company deeply committed to reducing traffic accidents in Spain. Since its inception, it has developed new avenues of research and analysis that have favoured the adoption of safe driving habits in Spain. Because of this they wanted to recognize the work of those institutions, social foundations or individuals who have demonstrated commitment to road safety.

Once again, the Jury was composed of prestigious personalities in the areas of road safety , the insurance industry and the media : Pere Navarro , CEO of Traffic and Chief Judge ; Jordi Jané , Fourth Vice President of the Congress of Deputies , Maurizio Carlotti , Antena 3 Group Vice President , Pilar González de Frutos , President of UNESPA ; Alejandro Izuzquiza , Operations Manager Insurance Compensation Consortium , Pedro Guerrero , Chairman of Bankinter , Gonzalo de la Hoz , Director of Bankinter , Isabel Linares , Director General of Telemadrid , Ricardo Lozano , CEO of Insurance and Pension Funds and Antonio Said , Major General and head of the Traffic Civil Guard .

 

"AWARD FOR BEST WORK PUBLISHED ON ROAD SAFETY" COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN TO RELEASE MAJOR STUDY RESULTS 'CHILDREN, CITIES AND ROAD SAFETY: A VIEW FROM THE RESEARCH'

Chica con chaleco en bici

ROAD SAFETY BARCELONA AWARD: IN MEMORY OF M. ANGELS JIMENEZ.

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 APPLICATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN PREVENTION OF LABOUR RISKS" PREVISIM-SICAM SYSTEM

Fundación para la prevención de riesgos laborales

SPECIAL AWARD FOR THE INNOVATION, TRAINING, AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN THE PREVENTION OF LABOUR RISKS (COMPREHENSIVE FAIR FOR THE PREVENTION, PROTECTION, SAFETY, AND HEALTH OF WORKERS)

Valencia Foundation for the Prevention of Labour Risks

May 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."

 

INICIATIVAS DE EDUCACIÓN Y SEGURIDAD VIAL, S.L. RECEIVES A QUALITY CERTIFICATION ACCORDING TO UNE EN ISO 9001:2000 STANDARDS, ENAC AND UKAS QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION.

Iniciativas de Educación y Seguridad Vial

With the consulting firm Bureau Veritas and Bureau Veritas Quality and International as the certification companies, on August 26, 2004 INICIATIVAS DE EDUCACIÓN Y SEGURIDAD VIAL, S.L. obtained the quality certificate according to the UNE EN ISO 9001:2000, therefore becoming the first company to obtain this certificate.

BVQI Spain certifies that the Management System of our organisation has been audited and found to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2000.

The management system applies to IMPARTICION OF COURSES AND EDUCATION programmeMES ON ROAD SAFETY, obtaining certification from ENAC Certification.

It has also been certified by UKAS Quality Management in regards to: TEACHING IN DRIVER AND TRAFFIC SAFETY EDUCATION programmeMES AND COURSES.

 

SECOND PRIZE FOR "UNIVERSITY - BUSINESS COLLABORATION" AWARDED TO INTRAS

Accidente de tráfico

UNIVERSITY - SOCIETY AWARDS

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA

November 2002

 

INTRAS has obtained the second prize for "University-Business Collaboration” for the collaboration between INTRAS and AUMAR Company, in the context of university-society awards granted by the Board of Trustees of the University of Valencia.

Since 1992 AUMAR and INTRAS established a line of continuous collaboration for the development of a series of studies, researches, and actions for improving security in the Autopista del Mare Nostrum (A7), which is held by the concession AUMAR.

The aim of the collaboration has been, among others, the study of accidents and incidents on the highways, as well as research on the alertness level involved in driving and risk perception, in order to subsequently develop a set of measures and actions to improve road safety on the highway and roads where traffic is safer and those where the accidents are mostly explained by the human factor. No doubt that this line of study and research developed between AUMAR and INTRAS has had a social impact that transcends the boundaries of university-industry cooperation.

 

"CEA NATIONAL TROPHY IN ROAD SAFETY" AWARDED TO INTRAS

Comisariado Europeo del Automóvil (CEA)European Car Council (CEA)

Year 2000

The European Car Council (CEA) has awarded INTRAS the CEA National Trophy in Road Safety in recognition of meritorious social work developed by INTRAS.

"IBTTA AWARD" (INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE & TUNNEL TURNPIKE ASSOCIATION) AWARDED TO THE ALERTRESEARCH PROJECT

IBTTA (International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association)

At the annual meeting of IBTTA (International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association), held in Halifax (Canada), an award has been given to the ALERT study (Factors and Intervention Strategies for Driver Alertness Levels on Highway ), which was developed by INTRAS (Institute of Traffic and Road Safety ) of the University of Valencia commissioned by AUMAR (Autopistas del Mare Nostrum ).

The IBBTA, with members in five continents and headquarters in Washington DC, is a prestigious global association representing companies and firms involved in building bridges, tunnels and toll roads.

Each year, at its annual meeting, they give a set of awards for research that are considered to be creative and innovative and that serve to improve traffic flow, environmental conditions, road safety, etc.

 

 
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