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Our extensive catalog of publications covers all the different areas of knowledge that interest us: insurance, art, history, health, accident prevention, social action and road safety.

We publish around 130 new publications every year in different formats and languages. Take a look at some of our most notable publications.

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The contribution to road safety of monitoring compliance with traffic regulations

The contribution to road safety of monitoring compliance with traffic regulations

Fundación MAPFRE presents this report with the objective of showing the impact of the measures and actions taken by the Traffic Group of the Guardia Civil on Spanish roads and how they have influenced the reduction in fatal traffic accidents.

Dossier on child road safety 2016

The Fundación MAPFRE 2016 dossier on child road safety in cars in Spain and Latin America: child restraint systems 2016

Every year 186, 300 children worldwide die as a result of traffic accidents, more than 500 per day. According to the calculations of the World Health Organization, child restraint systems (CRS) reduce the probability of a fatal accident by between 54% and 80% for the youngest children and approximately 70% for babies, as they avoid impact against other passengers and objects in the vehicle. In this dossier you will find information on the current situation regarding child road safety in Spain and Latin America.

Analysis of the condition of vehicles. 2016 Report

Analysis of the condition of vehicles. 2016 Report

Fundación MAPFRE has drawn up this diagnosis based on the data from 76,800 free vehicle inspections conducted by MAPFRE in the last few months. One of the most notable points among its conclusions is that vehicles as a whole in Spain are continuing to deteriorate quite significantly. This is demonstrated by the fact that more than half of Spanish cars (60.1%) have some kind of fault.

Target Zero. An overview of children's road safety in cars (1990-2013)

Target Zero. An overview of children's road safety in cars (1990-2013)

As part of our objective to reduce the number of traffic accident victims to zero, we put a priority on children. At present, the fatality rate per million people of children aged between 6 and 9 is the highest of all age groups. To raise people's awareness in this respect we have put together a report entitled Overview of children's safety in cars (1990-2013). Learn more and help us to achieve Target Zero.

Driving and Drugs. The underlying factors of risky behavior

Driving and Drugs. The underlying factors of risky behavior

“Driving and Drugs: The underlying factors of risky behavior", prepared in collaboration with the Foundation Against Drug Addiction (FAD), examines young people's perceptions and beliefs about the risks associated with driving. View the report and find out more. Understanding young people's perspective of risk and the factors associated with driving is crucial when it comes to tackling the issue of road safety.

Booster seats in cars: up to what age should they be used?

Booster seats in cars: up to what age should they be used?

As children grow, many parents are tempted to stop using booster seats either because the child doesn’t want to, or, more commonly, because it is regarded as more comfortable not to use one. This study presents the case for children to carry on using child seats or booster seats until the age of 12 or until they reach a height of 135 cm. Find out more. Learn how to transport your children in safety.

The influence of roads on improving road safety in Spain

The influence of roads on improving road safety in Spain

If all standard Spanish roads met the same safety records as the safest ones (motorways and highways), around 750 lives would be saved every year. This was one of the conclusions of the study in which we analyzed the impact of improving the condition of public thoroughfares on reducing accident rates. It also examined to what extent these rates could be further reduced by making certain modifications to road infrastructures in the coming years. View the full study.

European strategic road safety plans

European strategic road safety plans

In our efforts to help improve road safety in our communities we have drawn up this proposal for action to serve as a source of inspiration when undertaking mid-term reviews of Spanish road safety strategies. Download this exhaustive study which is aimed at the people responsible for road safety policies, road safety professionals and journalists so they can help us to raise people's awareness about the importance of continuing to implement measures that promote road safety.

The Elderly and Road Safety: recommendations on road design. The perspective of the elderly

The Elderly and Road Safety: recommendations on road design. The perspective of the elderly

The Spanish Road Safety Strategy 2011-2020 identified the collective of elderly people as being particularly vulnerable and hence a priority, setting a target of a 10% reduction by 2020 in the number of fatalities in drivers over the age of 64. This study considers the relationship between street and road design and the safety of elderly drivers and pedestrians.

Cyclists: Helmets and head injuries

Cyclists: Helmets and head injuries

As injuries to cyclists become more serious and there is a rise in related hospitalization or sick leave, there is also an increase in the number of head injuries both in cities and on open road. The latest international studies confirm that cyclists' helmets prevent around two out of every three serious or fatal injuries. Learn more from this study which emphasizes the importance of using a helmet whenever cycling either in towns or in the country.

Study by the Road Safety Barometer

Study by the Road Safety Barometer

In order to analyze the level of acceptance and the efficiency of values related to road safety in schools, we have conducted the first Fundación MAPFRE Road Safety Barometer in Spain. The survey examined two of the groups that are most closely involved in road safety education: teachers and parents with children of school age, with whom a field study was conducted. Get updated on the inclusion of Road Safety Education programs in Spanish schools.

Road Safety Inspection Manual for Schools

Road Safety Inspection Manual for Schools

As part of the work we have been undertaking to prevent road accidents during childhood, including traveling to and from school, we have carried out inspections and audits in schools in various Spanish municipalities. As a result of these audits and in order to create a user-friendly tool, in the hope that it will be widely used, we have drawn up this Road Safety Inspection Manual for Schools in collaboration with the Spanish Highway Association.