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Road Safety Plan

Road Safety Plan made in 2012. Cooperation agreement between DGT and Granada City Council.

Road Safety Plan


Presentación Plan de Seguridad Vial de Granada

The Road Safety Plan is being presented on Tuesday 24th July 2012. It is being made in agreement to the criteria and metodology of the Road Safety type Plan made by the DGT.

The improvement of urban road safety is only manageable with the cooperation of the Public Administration complex and all the social and economical agents involved, specially City Councils. The DGT, knowing these problems, and in agreement with the targets shown in the Road Safety Strategic Plan 2005-2008,and in the observance of responsibility of the State Administration in the circulation sphere has created the Urban Road Safety Type Plan, that must be a reference to the other mobility and safety responsibles to make their own Municipal Plans.

On July 20th 2.011, the Cooperation Agreement is being signed between the Autonomous Traffic Headquarters Organism and the Excellency City Council in Granada, that made the creation of a Road Security Plan for Granada sponsored by the first one.

Quantify the facts, know its causes, develop mofological and procedural solutions, and have zero victims as necessary condition for the sustainability of the mobility system, are the base to create this Security Plans.

In this range, the Security Plan pretend to be a basic tool for the development and planning of Urban Road Safety. Starting from the accident rate, there have been suggested ideas, and its fulfillment will be essential to reach the main target of security and do the city of Granada safer.

The companies Exeleria and Intra develop this Road Safety Plan in Granada in cooperation with the Educational Road Safety Center, the Center for the Integrated Management of Mobility, and the Municipal Police of Granada City Council.


Main Target of the Road Safety Plan: Consolidate and improve the achievements obtained in 2011: to reduce the number of accidents and injured in the city.

Period: until 2015. Includes short and medium term measures.

expected scenario 2015

Realistic Scenario: realistic targets following the current tendency, supported with actions to help consolidate this achievements. 12% reduction of accidents with victims in 2015 in relation to 2011 (more than a 30% in relation to 2010).

Optimistic Scenario: high level of success with defined proposals that helps to reach even higher levels. 24% reduction of accidents with victims in 2015 in relation with 2011 (a 40% in relation to 2010).

Working Methodology

Data Compilation

  • Coordination with the PMUS
  • Road accident statistics revision
  • Data obtained from TAU developed by CGIM
  • Analysis of the problems in road safety
  • Informative conferences in 62 school centers
  • 9.613 students polled.

Road accidents evolution. Accidents with or without victims Evolution victims. Deceased or injured (high or low)


  • Obtained data analysis
  • Results presentation
  • Identification, field research and detailed analysis:
    • 10 axis with accidents concentration
    • 10 sections with accidents concentration
    • 10 points with accident concentration
    • 10 high dangerous pedestrian crossings
    • 10 zones with high level of accidents rate

Analyzed points

Suggestions and proposals

  • Ratification of the strategic lines and proposals in the mobility plan
  • Specific proposals made in 50 axis, sections, points, pedestrian crossings and dangerous, as in 11 school too
  • 25 actions included in 10 intervention proposals
  • 63 signs to follow the plan

Mrs. Telesfora Ruiz, with Mr José Vico, and Mr Alonso Domínguez in the presentation of the Road Safety Plan of Granada.

The Road Safety Plan of Granada in press:


Cooperation agreement between the Traffic Headquarters and Granada City Council

The increasing use of prívate vehicles has made a mobility model unsustainable due to the social and enviromental impacts associated (pollution, noise, fossil fuels, traffic accidents, etc.).

Firm Agreement: José Vico, José Torres Hurtado

To make this model sustainable, it is necessary not only to use the vehicle and energy in a rational way, or minimize polluted emissions and the noise, but to reduce traffic accidents. So, sustainable mobility must also be safe mobility.

In the World, traffic accident is the first external death cause. The statistics are scary: 1.2 millions of death a year and more than 30 millions injured in the world, 45000 people die every year in a traffic accident in Europe and 1.6 million citizens are injured, being the first death cause in young people between 18 to 25 years and the second between 26 to 35, after AIDS.

The evolution of the number of victims in an accident in urban zone in Spain and specifically in Granada, has a positive results in a downward tendency in the last five years, about the 3% annual. However, if we compare the Spanish situation with the rest of Europe, thirtheenth between 25 countries, this is not a good one.We have to keep in mind that the 52% of accidents happen in urban roads.

We must say that accidents could be reduced considerably, as it is shown in the ambitious european Road Safety Plan that predicts a reduction of the 40% for 2015.

In this scenario, non motorized and the public service and the implementation of measures to maximize the citizen´s security in the streets must be imperative targets in the local and supramunicipal politics.

The improvement of urban road safety is just manageable with the cooperation of the Public Administrations and all the social and economical agents involved.The 25th November 2009 an specific agreement was signed between the Spanish Township and Provincial Federation and the Traffic Headquarters Autonomous Organism, in a road safety field, whose target was to cooperate to develop a better and more effective involvement of the City Councils in the design, realisation and evolution of the road safety politics.

This current Agreement is based on these basic foundations:

  • Improvement of the bidirectional communication between both Institutions, with data transmission and the access to the drivers and infractors, vehicles,victims and traffic accidents data bases.
  • Cooperation for making of the Road Safety Plan, sponsored by the Traffic Department to Granada City Council with 55000 euros.
  • Assignment of speed measures devices, power devices and alcochol rate.
Firm Agreement: José Vico, José Torres Hurtado, Telesfora Ruiz

Special relevance has the Road Safety Plan (there have been chosen 10 towns in Spain: Granada, Córdoba, Gijón, La Laguna, Puertollano, Guadalajara, Mérida, Fuenlabrada, Ávila and Culledero) that will adequate to the guidelines made by the DGT, will be a big effort on compilation, treatment and detection of accidents and will propose actuations for users and roads, to reduce the morbidity both the structural and planning problems,and risky behaviour of citizens.

By virtue of what is set out in, we can only express our gratitude for the sign of this agreement and to the Traffic Headquarters that will actively cooperate for road safety to be larger in our city.



Software for Urban Accidents Treatment

TAU is a complete software in continous evolution. Connects variables, makes risk zone maps, makes proposals and assesses settings. Includes operational data bases technologies, DataWarehousing and DataMining and a Geographical Informative System, defining a Decision Support System.

We get the information from the statistics of accidents with and without injured made by the Local Police of Granada. It collects information relative to vehicles, people involved, presumed offences, security elements, etc. These statistics are sent to DGT and CGIM fot its processing. The CGIM has a software to insert the statistics in a operational data base.

Initial screen of TAU Software (Treatment of Urban road Accidents in Granada) Data insert screen of TAU Software (Treatment of Urban road Accidents in Granada)

Once we have entered the data, we process them to detect and correct operational mistakes and we export it to the Information System (Geographical and Data Warehouse) When this process is finished, we use software SIG y DSS to generate maps, statistics, charts, decisions tables etc. Everything is connected with the BI that, in a continous process, we are extending in the rest of areas in Mobility.

Map generated by GvSIG with locations of road accidents in 2009/2010 in Granada Example of Decision Table with charts about road accidents in 2009/2010 in Granada

Executive Summary

You can download a PDF the Executive Resume of the Road Safety Security Plan in Granada.

Evolution of traffic accidents

In the following charts and tables you can see the evolution of the number of traffic accidents with or without victims. To elaborate it we have obtained the data from the Granada Local Police Memory and the Road Safety Plan in the City of Granada developed in 2012 and followings annual accident rate studies.

Traffic accidents in the city of Granada

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
With victims 1123 874 958 836 825 843 665 671 740 747
No victims 914 846 823 823 706 912 765 691 660 653

Harmfulness in traffic accidents in the city of Granada

Year 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Mild injured 810 787 821 1015 1030 1088 869 856 883 922
Severe injured 71 62 93 82 44 30 28 14 32 51
Deceased 9 8 7 6 9 6 4 6 4 0

In the following chart we can see the traffic evolution (both with victims and without victims) in the last years.

Evolución de AccidentalidadCon HeridosSin Heridos200520062007200820092010201120125007009001.1001.300Año
Sin Heridos

Harmfulness evolution (mild or severe injured and dead) in the last years.

Evolución de LesividadHeridos LevesHeridosGravesFallecidos2005200620072008200920102011201203006009001.200Año

We must have in mind to understand these charts that the data is obtained from the differents actuations of the Granada Local Police, so the accident won´t be registered if the Police was not being required.

Demographic indicators

The demographic indicators maps allow us to know the distribution, dynamic and structure of the population in the city of Granada. This helps us to understand the behaviour of the population in its urban mobility.

The data is obtained by the Inhabitants Registry made by the National Statistic Institute. The date of reference of the used data are: 1 January 2010 and 1 January 2005 (growth rate).

The different census sections at the edge of the city have been defined by the city center to reduce the surface in the calculation of the density of population.

Population Density map

To cartographic the indicators it has been used the Geographical Information System, with the free software gvSIG.


Population in Granada by age and sex. 2010

From 0 to 4 years 5.475 5.318 10.793
From 5 to 9 years 5.515 5.405 10.920
From 10 to 14 years 5.583 5.584 11.167
From 15 to 19 years 6.573 6.320 12.893
From 20 to 24 years 7.888 7.647 15.535
From 25 to 29 years 9.230 9.069 18.299
From 30 to 34 years 9.369 9.305 18.674
From 35 to 39 years8.2188.83217.050
From 40 to 44 years 8.136 9.284 17.420
From 45 to 49 years 8.067 9.707 17.774
From 50 to 54 years 7.672 9.303 16.975
From 55 to 59 years 6.302 8.080 14.382
From 60 to 64 years 6.117 7.573 13.690
From 65 to 69 years 4.977 6.289 11.266
From 70 to 74 years 3.943 5.653 9.596
From 75 to 79 years 3.822 6.099 9.921
From 80 to 84 years 2.540 4.638 7.178
From 85 and + years 1.615 4.006 5.621
Total 111.042 128.112 239.154
Source: INE. Local census Revision 1/1/2010

Stimated population by district

Albaicín 5,8% 13.940
Beiro 9,7% 23.182
Centro (Center) 11,6% 27.768
Chana 10,0% 23.933
Genil 12,6% 30.188
Norte 14,2% 34.048
Ronda 18,5% 44.333
Zaidín 17,5% 41.763
Source: INE. Local census Revision 1/1/2010
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