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  • Tratamiento y repercusión en medios de comunicación de la información sobre seguridad vial de las entidades privadas españolas (2002-2012). El caso paradigmático del programa Attitudes de Audi España

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    Antonio Rabal Rodríguez

    2016. Tesi

    Directors: Francisco Alonso and Cesáreo Fernández 

    Qualification: Distinction "cum laude"
  • Evaluación en conductores de la capacidad de atención visual a través del desarrollo de los movimientos oculares

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    Andrés Gené Sampedro

    2016. Tesi

    Directors: Francisco Alonso and Celia Sánchez

    Qualification: Distinction "cum laude", with mention "Doctor Europeus"
  • 2nd International Congress on Road Safety Management and Intelligent Transportation System

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    Francisco Alonso

    2015. Participació en congressos

    On 4 and 5 November 2015, the 2nd International Congress on Road Safety Management and Intelligent Transportation System was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where Professor Francisco Alonso gave the presentation "The use of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) for traffic & road safety: current applications & future potentials" The Congress, jointly organized by The Emirati Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), The Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) and The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF Canada), want to shed light on the development of new technologies and the importance of their adaptability to the objectives and components of traffic...

    On 4 and 5 November 2015, the 2nd International Congress on Road Safety Management and Intelligent Transportation System was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, where Professor Francisco Alonso gave the presentation "The use of UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) for traffic & road safety: current applications & future potentials" The Congress, jointly organized by The Emirati Traffic Safety Society (ETSS), The Arab Road Safety Organization (AROSO), La Prévention Routière Internationale (PRI) and The Traffic Injury Research Foundation (TIRF Canada), want to shed light on the development of new technologies and the importance of their adaptability to the objectives and components of traffic safety, increase the efficiency of these technologies, and develop legislation related to the implementation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) in order to enhance traffic safety.

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  • 7th National Congress of Road Safety

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    Francisco Alonso Francisco Alonso, Alberto Laorden

    2015. Participació en congressos

    Dr. Francisco Alonso gave the presentation "Roads adapted to the aging population" at the 7th National Congress of Road Safety held in Valencia on October 21 and 22, 2015 and organized by the Asociación Española de la Carretera (Spanish Road Association). Also the presentation "The use of drones in the field of Traffic Management and Road Safety", of which he is author with Alberto Laorden, Engineering Director of the company SISTEM. The Congress addressed the problems of accidents in the conventional road network with the help of experts, researchers and heads of Administration.

  • Speed and road accidents: risk perception, knowledge and attitude towards penalties for speeding

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    Alonso, F.; Esteban, C.; Calatayud, C.; Egido, A.

    2015. Article

    Psychofenia. No.31

    Speed is one of the elements that most contributes to road fatality, and this explains the fact that it is often dealt with in the road safety field. The objective of this research was to understand the risk perception, attitude, and knowledge of the participants towards speeding and penalties for speeding. A sample of 1,100 Spanish drivers over 14 years old was used and they filled in a questionnaire. The average rate assessment of the risk of traffic crash was 8.3 (on a scale of 0 to 10). Participants would punish the speeding behaviour with great severity; an average of 8.2 on a scale of 0 to 10. Almost all participants (97.1%) agreed that speeding is a punishable behaviour. It is...

    Speed is one of the elements that most contributes to road fatality, and this explains the fact that it is often dealt with in the road safety field. The objective of this research was to understand the risk perception, attitude, and knowledge of the participants towards speeding and penalties for speeding. A sample of 1,100 Spanish drivers over 14 years old was used and they filled in a questionnaire. The average rate assessment of the risk of traffic crash was 8.3 (on a scale of 0 to 10). Participants would punish the speeding behaviour with great severity; an average of 8.2 on a scale of 0 to 10. Almost all participants (97.1%) agreed that speeding is a punishable behaviour. It is necessary to educate drivers to respect speed limits, to improve roads’ infrastructure, to establish appropriate speed limits, to put signs properly, to improve vehicle engineering, and to use in-vehicle devices to control speeding.

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    DOI: 10.1285/i17201632vXVIIIn31p63
    ISSN: 1722-8093
  • Technical Seminar: "Road safety"

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    Francisco Alonso

    2015. Participació en congressos

    On May 6, 2015, Professor Francisco Alonso gave the presentation "Technical Factor of the Vehicle: Active, Passive and Preventive Safety" within the Technical Seminar: "Road safety" held in Valencia. The Seminar was organized by the Valencian Institute for Safety and Health at Work (INVASSAT) and its objective is to disseminate risk factors related to road safety of workers and to sensitize businessmen and workers to adopt prevention measures in order to reduce or avoid traffic accidents at work.

  • 6th Conference on Occupational Risks in the Sanitary Area

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    Francisco Alonso

    2015. Participació en congressos

    Dr. Francisco Alonso gave the presentation ""New computer application for training in occupational risk prevention: Augmented Reality"", within the 6th Conference on Occupational Risks in the Sanitary Area, which has been held in Alzira (Valencia) on 21 April 2016 During these congress, topics related to the technical and health activity carried out by professionals assigned to prevention services in the Sanitary Area, since their objective is to maintain a specific discussion forum to address experiences in health surveillance in prevention of occupational risk prevention.

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol: frequency, reasons, perceived risk and punishment

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    Francisco Alonso, Juan C Pastor, Luis Montoro, Cristina Esteban

    2015. Article

    Background The aim of this study was to gain information useful to improve traffic safety, concerning the following aspects for DUI (Driving Under the Influence): frequency, reasons, perceived risk, drivers' knowledge of the related penalties, perceived likelihood of being punished, drivers¿ perception of the harshness of punitive measures and drivers¿ perception of the probability of behavioral change after punishment for DUI. Methods A sample of 1100 Spanish drivers, 678 men and 422 women aged from 14 to 65 years old, took part in a telephone survey using a questionnaire to gather sociodemographic and psychosocial information about drivers, as well as information on enforcement, clustered...

    Background The aim of this study was to gain information useful to improve traffic safety, concerning the following aspects for DUI (Driving Under the Influence): frequency, reasons, perceived risk, drivers' knowledge of the related penalties, perceived likelihood of being punished, drivers¿ perception of the harshness of punitive measures and drivers¿ perception of the probability of behavioral change after punishment for DUI. Methods A sample of 1100 Spanish drivers, 678 men and 422 women aged from 14 to 65 years old, took part in a telephone survey using a questionnaire to gather sociodemographic and psychosocial information about drivers, as well as information on enforcement, clustered in five related categories: ¿Knowledge and perception of traffic norms¿; ¿Opinions on sanctions¿; ¿Opinions on policing¿; ¿Opinions on laws¿ (in general and on traffic); and ¿Assessment of the effectiveness of various punitive measures¿. Results Results showed around 60% of respondents believe that driving under the influence of alcohol is maximum risk behavior. Nevertheless, 90.2% of the sample said they never or almost never drove under the influence of alcohol. In this case, the main reasons were to avoid accidents (28.3%) as opposed to avoiding sanctions (10.4%). On the contrary, the remaining 9.7% acknowledged they had driven after consuming alcohol. It is noted that the main reasons for doing so were ¿not having another way to return home¿ (24.5%) and alcohol consumption being associated with meals (17.3%). Another important finding is that the risk perception of traffic accident as a result of DUI is influenced by variables such as sex and age. With regard to the type of sanctions, 90% think that DUI is punishable by a fine, 96.4% that it may result in temporary or permanent suspension of driving license, and 70% that it can be punished with imprisonment. Conclusions Knowing how alcohol consumption impairs safe driving and skills, being aware of the associated risks, knowing the traffic regulations concerning DUI, and penalizing it strongly are not enough. Additional efforts are needed to better manage a problem with such important social and practical consequences.

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    DOI: 10.1186/s13011-015-0007-4
    ISSN: 1747-597X
  • Risky Behaviors and Stress Indicators between Novice and Experienced Drivers

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    Useche, Sergio; Serge, Andrea; Alonso, Francisco

    2015. Article

    Background: Road accidents are a serious public health problem and one of the leading causes of unnatural death. This study aimed to compare the incidence of physiological and representational indicators of stress and risky behaviors while driving, in a sample of drivers in an advanced stage of the learning process in driving schools, with respect to the indicators presented by a group of experienced drivers. Methods: It was used a sample of 120 drivers of Bogotá (Colombia), divided in two groups: drivers in learning process and drivers with one or more years of experience driving any vehicle, who answered to four self-report scales: Driving Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) including subscale...

    Background: Road accidents are a serious public health problem and one of the leading causes of unnatural death. This study aimed to compare the incidence of physiological and representational indicators of stress and risky behaviors while driving, in a sample of drivers in an advanced stage of the learning process in driving schools, with respect to the indicators presented by a group of experienced drivers. Methods: It was used a sample of 120 drivers of Bogotá (Colombia), divided in two groups: drivers in learning process and drivers with one or more years of experience driving any vehicle, who answered to four self-report scales: Driving Behavior Questionnaire (DBQ) including subscale for positive behaviors; Global Scale of Perceived Stress (EPGE); Driver Social Desirability Scale (DSDS) and a complementary questionnaire about physical symptoms of stress. Results: Comparative analysis showed that the drivers with more driving experience had more self-reported risky behaviors while driving, lapses, aggressive violations and violations of traffic regulations. Additionally, significant associations between measures of positive driving behaviors, social desirability and perceived stress were found, as well as stress indicators shows a positive and significant association with driving errors and violations. Conclusions: The protective role of driving experience seems to be relative regarding to risky and positive behaviors while driving, taking into account that some of the risk factors that have been evaluated have a higher prevalence among the most experienced drivers. It is appropriate to emphasize on the need to raise the inclusion of components directed to the promotion of mental health and recognition/coping with risk factors such as stress and risky behaviors in the programs designed for driver training.

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    DOI: 10.12691/ajap-3-1-3
    ISSN: 2333-4738
  • Toxicología y accidentes de tráfico: Un estudio a través de los datos policiales y del SAMU de la ciudad de Valencia

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    Rouaide Homsi Faraye

    2014. Tesi

    Directors: Francisco Alonso and Francisco Tortosa

    Qualification: Distinction "cum laude"
 
 
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