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Road Safety

Our top priority is the safety in our roads

INVESTMENT, LEADING OPERATIONS AND INNOVATION TO DELIVER 100% SAFE ROADS

Infrastructure improvements

Infrastructure improvements

We have our roads designed and constructed to be safe from day one. And we invest in making our existing roads safer - such us adding extra lanes, constructing  pedestrian bridges, installing safety barriers, creating secure bus stops, removing obstacles, and improving signage and street lighting.

Detailed road assessments

Detailed road assessments

We carry out assessments throughout the life of the assets using both internal and independent, internationally recognised tools and methodology.

iRAP audits across our network provide the information needed to develop targeted operational investment plans to improve road safety performance.

Operations and maintenance

Operations and maintenance

Our experienced operations – through patrolling, incidents management and providing information to drivers – ensure a high level of safety for road users, mitigate incidents and enhance the quality of post-crash response.

Customer care

Customer care

A ground-breaking partnership with leading GPS-based navigation provider Waze to improve the accuracy and reliability of information provided to drivers.

This two-way data exchange increases the speed at which road users receive alerts on congestion and hazards, and enhances the speed and accuracy of our incident response.

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GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

Global alliance with Unicef

Global alliance with Unicef

Abertis and Unicef have signed an alliance to work together in the prevention of childhood accidents. Traffic accident injuries are the leading cause of death among children and adolescents over 10 years of age worldwide. Every day, more than 3,000 children die or suffer injuries in the roads of the world, according to the Child Health Initiative. The collaboration between Abertis and Unicef is a long-term agreement to prevent accidents and to guarantee children a safe journey to school.

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Partnerships with industry

Partnerships with industry

We are active members of a number of leading international coalitions, working collaboratively with road users, governments, policymakers, private sector organisations and other key stakeholders to identify top road safety issues, and turn the vision of a world where roads are safer for all people into reality.

 

 

               

Road safety education and awareness

Children

Children

In Spain, the Abertis Foundation focuses its efforts on raising awarenesss among children and supporting disabled people through the Kango! and Cooperante Vial projects.

Arteris, our operating company in Brazil, runs Projeto Escola, an award-winning primary school road safety education programme – this has been running for running for 15 years reaching 15,000 teachers, 270,000 pupils in 565 schools across five states.

Young People

Young People

“Te queda una vida” (you only have one life) is a high profile awareness campaign to raise awareness of the risks of drinks driving amongst young people.

The Abertis Foundation also carries out shocking actions in nightclubs, such as El Apagón. 

Older People

Older People

We raise awareness around the mobility of the elderly and the importance of having regular medical check ups.

RESEARCH

Observatories

Observatories

We conduct annual studies into real-time driver behavior on major sections of our roads, monitoring the safety of their driving practices – using the information to take effective action and to shape policy responses. The study was launched in France in 2012, and is being replicated in Spain, Brazil, Chile and Argentina.

In 2018, Abertis has presented the I Global Observatory. Read more 

Abertis Chairs Network

Abertis Chairs Network

The Abertis Chairs Network promotes the training, research and transfer of knowledge between University and Business.

The programme is now run in partnership with five leading universities in Spain, France, Brazil, Chile and Puerto Rico with prizes awarded to recognise the very best academic research in Transport Infrastructure and Road Safety.

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