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    7th National Congress of Road Safety

    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.

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

    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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    ISSN: 1722-8093
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    Technical Seminar: "Road safety"

    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.

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    6th Conference on Occupational Risks in the Sanitary Area

    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.

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

    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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    ISSN: 1747-597X
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    Risky Behaviors and Stress Indicators between Novice and Experienced Drivers

    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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    ISSN: 2333-4738
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    Toxicología y accidentes de tráfico: Un estudio a través de los datos policiales y del SAMU de la ciudad de Valencia

    Rouaide Homsi Faraye

    (2014). Tesi

    Directors: Francisco Alonso and Francisco Tortosa

    Qualification: Distinction "cum laude"

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    8th International Seminar on Road Safety

    Francisco Alonso

    (2014). Participació en congressos

    The presentations "Smart Cities and road safety" and "Road safety measures and countermeasures in the urban environment", given in the sections "Management of mobility strategies and road safety" and "Thematic show: Infrastructure and road safety" respectively, were the contributions of Professor Francisco Alonso to the 8th International Seminar on Road Safety. The Congress was held in Bogotá, Colombia, on October 6 and 7, 2014 under the title "A commitment for life" with the objective of promoting a national debate based on the exchange of international, national and local experiences aimed at strengthening the Public policies and reaffirm the institutional commitments at the different...

    The presentations "Smart Cities and road safety" and "Road safety measures and countermeasures in the urban environment", given in the sections "Management of mobility strategies and road safety" and "Thematic show: Infrastructure and road safety" respectively, were the contributions of Professor Francisco Alonso to the 8th International Seminar on Road Safety. The Congress was held in Bogotá, Colombia, on October 6 and 7, 2014 under the title "A commitment for life" with the objective of promoting a national debate based on the exchange of international, national and local experiences aimed at strengthening the Public policies and reaffirm the institutional commitments at the different levels of government with the 2016-2020 National Road Safety Plan.

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    4th Ibero-American Congress on Road Safety

    Francisco Alonso

    (2014). Participació en congressos

    The 4th Ibero-American Congress on Road Safety was held from September 30 to October 2, 2014 in Cancún, Mexico, with the title "Advances of the decade of road safety action. Together we can save lives" Professor Francisco Alonso gave the presentation "Road safety audits in the urban environment and on roads, a vision focused on the interaction between infrastructure and the human factor". In addition, he is part of the International Scientific Committee whose main functions are the scientific contribution to the technical program, the identification of keynote speakers and the dissemination of information. The thematic structure of the Congress is varied and comprehensive, ranging from...

    The 4th Ibero-American Congress on Road Safety was held from September 30 to October 2, 2014 in Cancún, Mexico, with the title "Advances of the decade of road safety action. Together we can save lives" Professor Francisco Alonso gave the presentation "Road safety audits in the urban environment and on roads, a vision focused on the interaction between infrastructure and the human factor". In addition, he is part of the International Scientific Committee whose main functions are the scientific contribution to the technical program, the identification of keynote speakers and the dissemination of information. The thematic structure of the Congress is varied and comprehensive, ranging from infrastructure design and planning to mobility management, active and passive safety in vehicles and road education, without leaving aside more specific aspects such as regulations and the sanitary response after accidents.

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    3rd Meeting of Cities for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility

    Francisco Alonso

    (2014). Participació en congressos

    The 3rd Meeting of Cities for Road Safety and Sustainable Mobility was held on 25 and 26 September in Torrevieja (Alicante), organized by the Directorate-General of Traffic (DGT) Professor Francisco Alonso gave the presentation "Autonomous urban mobility of children: principle and end of a sustainable and safe city" The particular focus of the congress is to provide a forum for participants to share knowledge, experiences and good practices in urban road safety at the local level.

 
 
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