Vulnerable Road Users and Infrastructure
from de road safety strategy
Anna Ferrer
Observatorio Nacional de Seguridad Vial
Brussels, October 2010
Vulnerable Road Users and Infrastructure
The Road Safety Strategic Plan 2005-2008 breaks the trend of
the previous decade, manages to maintain a downward trend
and makes Spain the place 17 to 9 in the European ranking
8.000
Cifras de muertos computadas a 24 horas
Cifras de muertos computadas a 30 días
7.188
7.000
6.000
5.000
4.000
1983-1989.
Periodo alcista
1990-1994.
Periodo de descenso
1995-2003.
Periodo de estancamiento
2004 - 2007.
Periodo de
descenso
3.000
3.100
2.000
1.000
2005
2000
1993
1995
1990
1985
1980
0
 In 2003, with 5,400 deaths per year, Spain was ranked 17 in the Europe of 25, with
128 deaths per million population.
 In 2009, with 2,714 deaths, is ranked 9, with 59 deaths per million population, which
puts us below the European average.
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The evolution has a clear relation to the implementation of the
measure, focused on law enforcement
Monthly number of killed in road traffic accidents in 2003-2009
550
Comunication and
Strategic Plan
[-13,1%;-12,4%]
500
Penalty points
license:
[-13,9%;12,0%]
450
Automatic speed
cameras plan
400
350
Increase number of
traffic agents
Penal code reform
[-20,7%;-17,8%]
300
Sanction
procedure reform
250
200
150
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100
Source: Observatorio Nacional de Seguridad Vial. Study performed by INSIA.
Vulnerable Road Users and Infrastructure
Road Safety Strategic Plan 2005-2008. Targets and achievements
The main performance indicators show a positive trend between
2003 and 2009:
Alcohol
Seatbelt and helmet

More Control: the number of
controls has doubled in 5 years

Positives in alcohol controls:

Seatbelt use has increased on
roads: front seats from 70% to
96% and 48% rear 82%.
Seat belt use has increased :
97% in road.

The motorcycle helmet use on
roads has increased from 93%
to over 99%. In mopeds, from
70% to 90%.
4,2%
1,7%

Average speeds have
decreased in all types of roads.
Vulnerable Road Users and Infrastructure
The new Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020: where does it go?
To identify and deal the problems of users that have not improved
or at least increased their representation
Priority groups in the 2010-2020 Spanish Strategy
Children
Novice drivers
Elderly
Pedestrians
Cyclists
Motorcyclists
Vulnerable Road Users and Infrastructure
The new Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 focused on
vulnerables users
Diagnosis of users accidentallity, commitment of goals improvement
and priority actions
PEDESTRIANS represents 17.3% of total deaths and take place in urban areas and
on roads. Why are there 200 pedestrians killed on roads?
>>> crossing the road out of intersection in the surroundings of urban areas
>>> excessive speed of the vehicles
>>> low pedestrians compliance with traffic regulations
ELDERLY above 75 years old, 88% of deaths were pedestrians. What is the
problem?
>>> cross-town link
>>> excessive speed of the vehicles and inadequate infrastructure for
vulnerable users mobility
Vulnerable Road Users and Infrastructure
CYCLISTS nowadays low impact in the total of deaths. The majority of killed
takes place outside urban areas. Why are there 56 cyclists killed on road?
>>> insufficient roadside cleanup
>>> Inexistance of cycle lane
>>> lack of signs of caution
MOTORISTS downward trend in the number of deaths, they represent 20% of all
accidents and 11% of deaths. Why are there more than 350 motorcyclists killed
on road?
>>> risk practices related to speed
>>> aggressive infrastructure
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To traditional intervention actions training, education,
enforcement, the INFRASTRUCTURES as the most efficient
aproach to protect vulnerable users
Urban infrastructure design
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• Draw up and promote technical guidelines concerning the safety design:
urban areas access and cross-town link.
• Review speed in roads inside urban-area and urban areas access.
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• Extension of pedestrian zones, limited zones of 30 km/h and meeting
areas.
• Draw up and promote technical guidelines concerning for the
construction of cycle lanes.
• Promote safer junctions.
• Promote "safe routes to school“.
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Road infrastructure design
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• Adopt EU Infrastructure Safety Directive: Road safety impact
assessment, road safety audit, network safety management and safety
inspections. Extension to the whole of the State Network.
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• Adapt the speed to them to their functionality and use.
• Program for the installation of road restraint system.
• Design safe routes for practice of cycling.
• Draw up the instruction about the safety distance and proceed with its
implementation.
• Speed management: review the criteria for establishing the speed limits
to adapt them to the road characteristics and simplify them for making
easier its compliance.
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