2020, the year of the pandemic, has been a negative year for road accidents, according to a study of the accident data carried out by the insurer Línea Directa in collaboration with INTRAS. Although last year the number of traffic accidents reached historical lows, 870 deaths (24-hour count), the insurer has calculated what this figure …The post 2020: A bad year in road safety first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
At 30 kilometres per hour there is more life. This is the motto chosen by the United Nations for the VI World Road Safety Week, which was celebrated between May 17 and 23, and which has practically coincided with the entry into force, in Spain, of the new speed limits for towns and cities. Along …The post More Life Less Noise and Less Smoke first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
Speeding (29.3%), alcohol consumption (17.4%) and drugs (10.2%) are the risk factors that most influence a fatal motorcycle accident. As well as not wearing the helmet correctly – wearing an inadequate size, not fastening it, or adjusting it correctly -, which causes 6% of deaths in motorcyclists and 29% in moped drivers. These are the …The post Risky Riding first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
The role of the families and adults responsible for children is fundamental, setting an example as road users and teaching how to make good use of the bicycle. To reduce the risk of minors when they use the bicycle as a means of movement or leisure, the experts of the Alianza Española para la Seguridad …The post Children on bikes first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
In Spain, 2,650,000 uninsured vehicles or ‘zombies’ are on the roads, most of them passenger cars (1.8 million), which represents almost 8% of the entire fleet, according to the study presented by the insurer Línea Directa, using data from the Registry of Vehicles of the DGT, of the Computer File of Insured Vehicles (FIVA) and …The post 2.65 Million ‘ZOMBIE’ Vehicles first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
At the end of 2020, the DGT published a broad reform of the Traffic Law that aimed to improve the road safety on national highways. A series of changes that were approved shortly after, but are gradually coming into effect. This will happen with one of the most profound changes: these are the three new …The post New Speed Limits in May first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) is launching a new media outreach campaign on the importance of wearing seat belts, at a time when indicators are showing less use. In 2020, with data on accidents that occurred on interurban roads within 24 hours, the percentage of deaths in passenger cars and vans that did not …The post Buckling up is Not a Thing of the Past first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
Only 12% of people choose sustainable mobility to get around the city. Men, 15%, and women, 10%. This is one of the main conclusions of the study presented by the chain of Midas workshops, #EllasConducenPorLaCiudad, and which is part of the #EllasConducen initiative, whose godmother is the motorcycle racer Ana Carrasco. By cities, the women …The post Women Fear the Bike and Scooter first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
More than 28% of drivers suffer from amaxophobia, that is, fear of driving. This affects men and women almost equally, although men are more reluctant to acknowledge it publicly. The CEA Foundation launched a specific group therapy 8 years ago, through which more than 500 drivers have already passed, 80% of whom have overcome their …The post More than 28% of Drivers in Fear of Driving first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
Last year, despite mobility restrictions due to the pandemic, almost 2,900 drivers were reported on two or more occasions in the same year for not wearing a seatbelt. This is a large number of repeat drivers and a number that has changed little in recent years. A worrying fact if we take into account that, …The post Seat Belt Reluctance first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
Our good friends at Coys Rent a Car have compiled a useful guide to completing the European Accident Statement Form. COMPLETING AN ACCIDENT STATEMENT FORM In the event of an accident it is very important that you and any other party or parties involved complete the accident statement form. Do not rush into completing the …The post DECLARACION AMISTOSA DE ACIDENTE – ACCIDENT STATEMENT first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
A collision with an electric scooter, even at only 25 kilometres per hour, against a pedestrian or a vehicle can cause serious injuries. This is the main conclusion of the report, ‘Crash-tests of electric scooters, associated risks and recommendations for safe use’, carried out by Fundación MAPFRE in collaboration with CESVIMAP and which includes the …The post Scooters: Serious Injuries at 25km / h first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
The Asociación Nacional de Empresas del Sector de Dos Ruedas (Anesdor), an association which is formed of companies working in the two-wheeled motoring sector, along with the Real Automóvil Club de España (RACE), have launched a campaign which focusses on the use of airbags for motorcyclists. The campaign, accompanied by the hashtag #PonteUnAirbag, aims to …The post Airbags for Motorcyclists Campaign first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
In 2019, inappropriate speed was present in 6,049 road accidents, 8% of the total. In addition, 298 of them had fatalities, which represents 23% of all accidents. These data show that driving too fast continues to cause many casualties on the road. The generic maximum speed limits are set out in article 48 of the …The post Slow Down first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
We do not realise it, but the ability to see well, something fundamental when we drive, depends largely on eye movements. A study by a research group of the INTRAS (University Institute for Traffic and Road Safety Research), published in the scientific journal Plos One, has shown that it may be feasible to apply a …The post The Movement of our Eyes first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
Since 2019, the DGT has used eleven drones to monitor, control and manage traffic. They are primarily intended for traffic surveillance and, according to the rules that regulate its operation, “in particular through these systems, the following will be intensified: surveillance in risky sections; those aimed at the protection of vulnerable users of roads in …The post The Mini Eye in the Sky first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
We are a fundamentally a visual society. In fact, 80% of the information we receive comes through the eyes. This is especially relevant when driving a vehicle or traveling on foot. However, the most frequent phrase after a road traffic incident is that “I did not see it”, a phrase many of us have uttered …The post Pedestrians Watch Out! first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.
Has the Covid-19 pandemic changed your driving habits? According to the study presented by Autopistas, many drivers have adapted their driving, but not for the better, increasing speed, forgetting indicators, and not respecting safety. More speed The study has shown that 58% of light vehicles and 53% of heavy vehicles travel on motorways above the …The post Forgetting the Rules first appeared on N332.es - Driving In Spain.