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1 Strategic Plan for the Road Safety of Motorcycles and Mopeds Status as of end 2009 General Traffic Directorate (DGT), Madrid, January 2010

2 Why a specific Plan for Motorbikes was drawn up? It was (and still is) an important mode of transport and its usage is rising: More than 4 million vehicles (14,5% of the total number of vehicles) Contribution to the overall figures was (and still is) much higher than its relative importance: 8% of vehicles involved in accidents 25 of each 100 victims 1 of each 6 deaths in traffic accidents It was (and is not any more) the only way of transport whose number of deaths and severely wounded was rising

3 Methodological approach: 1) Achieving a Shared Vision DGT sets-up and leads a working group devoted to draw-up and implement a Road Safety Plan for Motorcycles and Mopeds. The Plan bases on the Shared Vision of its 12 stakeholders. The joint work comprised obtaining: A common understanding of the problem A clear definition of priorities and A consensus with respect to the solutions It is worth noticing that not every working group member agreed with all the countermeasures proposed by the plan: consensus does not mean full-agreement!

4 Methodological approach: 2) Developing a long list of countermeasures The solution tree was structured into 4 areas: Preparing motor bikers for safe driving Minimization of high- siniestrality scenarios Avoiding risky practices Adopting alleviating measures These 4 fields of action are in turn subdivided into12 programs that frame the 36 measures proposed in the Plan. The measures must be "filled-in" with specific actions. The plan provides with 24 actions to be implemented during the first year.

5 Objective 1: to reverse the upward trend in the total number (fatalities + severely injured) bikers (motorcyclist + moped-drivers) Objective 2: the relative number of death (only fatalities) motorcyclist (only motorcyclist) starts a sustained-along-time downward trend The 4-year duration Plan set two objectives and was launched in January 2008, thus it has now been running for almost two years. Objectives Fuente: DGT. National Road Safety Observatory

6 Roads: Deaths and Severely Injured as of end-2008 (30 days data) Deaths and Severely Injured - Roads Fuente: DGT. National Road Safety Observatory

7 Urban areas: Deaths and Severely Injured as of end-2008 (30 days data) Deaths and Severely Injured - Urban Areas Fuente: DGT. National Road Safety Observatory

8 Roads: Deaths as of end-November 2009 (only motorcyclists) - (24 hours data) Motorcyclists Deaths - Roads Fuente: DGT. National Road Safety Observatory

9 The Plan follow-up system The plan follow-up system consists of three elements: Objective-related indicators: report on the degree of achievement of the plan's objectives Statistic follow-up system: some 30 different tables and charts that are daily, monthly and yearly produced Activity-related follow-up system: that monitors the implementation of actions by means of a small database and the solutions tree

10 Activity-related follow-up system

11 Status: Planned Under implementation Ended Source: PTW Road Safety Plan New action The initial 24 urgent actions contained in the plan have been complemented by 31 additional actions Status/Source PTW Road Safety Plan New actionTotal Planned 123 Under implementation Ended Total

12 Selected recent actions Special multi-agent campaign for the enforcement and promotion of the use of helmet in Southern Spain Major event on road-safety in Urban Areas Mass-media communication campaign in 2008 and 2009 Guardrails replacement and protection New Driving Law according to the new European Directive Research plan on P2W safety

13 13 Special multi-agent campaign for the enforcement and promotion of the use of helmet in Southern Spain Objectives: Helmet use rate gets close to 100%. No additional biker dies as a consequence of not wearing a helmet. Key aspects: Local and national traffic police officers lock the bikes of offenders until they come back wearing a helmet (no additional law drafting was required). DGT as leading institution; from 15 May to 31 July Users' and victims' associations active supporters. Supported by mass-media communication campaign including the campaign kick-off by the Ministry of Interior

14 14 Special multi- agent campaign for the enforcement and promotion of the use of helmet in Southern Spain

15 15 Major event on road-safety in Urban Areas Objectives: Identify and disseminate road safety best practice in urban areas. Increase road safety awareness of local officials (more than municipalities in Spain). Key aspects: Event sponsored by DGT's National Road Safety Observatory. Very welcome by local authorities: number of attendees + technical contributions from municipalities. One out of nine themes devoted to PTW. A survey to identify priority measures for PTW in urban- areas was conducted and its results are now available.

16 16 Mass-media communication campaign in 2008 and 2009 Objectives: Inform the public opinion about an emerging social drama. Every driver adapts its driving behaviour to the new situation. Key aspects: Themes: risk driving and need for bikers and drivers to sharing the road. Multichannel: radio, press, Internet (www.dgt.es) and TV. Slogan 1: If we think in bikes, everything will go on wheels. Cars are not anymore alone, bikes are here to stay. Slogan 2: Last year 528 bikers died in traffic accidents. That is real, and you can change reality.

17 17 Guardrails replacement and protection Objective: Minimize the severity of bikers' injuries. Key aspects: Specific regulation for adapting guardrails since Two complimentary actions: Ministry of public works: plan to protect Km. DGT: 30 mill budget to co-finance the protection of guardrails in secondary roads. A special several-month technical study has been undertaken to adapt the general regulation to those guardrails installed in secondary roads. Terms of reference for public works tenders in these secondary roads already available.

18 Minimum age Other licenses requirem ents Physical and pshyco test Theory Driving tests in circuit Driving test in real traffic Other requirements Common (if does not hold other license) Specific. AM 15/18 (occupant ) A A (only if not A1 holder) A1 2 years (1) A 20 A2 2 years Training to be regulated by Ministry of Interior (1) The Ministry of Interior may substitute this test for another system. New Driving Law according to the new European Directive

19 19 Research plan on P2W safety Key aspects: Working group staffed by 21 members (usual members + research centres). Four research areas identified and overall target scope for each of them agreed by the WG: Study on bikers' profiles Mobility and exposure to risk In-depth studies of bikers' accidents Methodology to evaluate countermeasures The WG members are likely to take active part in the implementation of the agreed research.

20 Identify and describe target research areas Technical Specification (by a non-WG- member Public tender Implementation Terms of Reference Contract WE ARE HERE Propuesta Proposal WG follows-up and reviews formal reports Informes de seguimiento Follow-up reports Final report Reflects the WG vision on the needs for research Research plan on P2W safety

21 21 National Road Safety Observatory


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