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foto_dr._luis_montoro
Ph.D Full professor (Faculty of Psychology), researcher, consultant in Road Safety
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javier_llamazares
Ph.D. Economist and Superior Technician in Prevention of Labor Risks
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foto_jose_ignacio_lijarcio
Psychologist and PhD student at the University of Valencia
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cristina_catala
Project Coordinator at the Spanish Road Safety Foundation (FESVIAL).
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sergio_useche
Ph.D. Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the University of Valencia (Spain).
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Visual Health and Road Safety: It's time for action!

Online publication :
11/2021
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7 minutes

Vision is the main source of information on the road: some studies state that up to 90% of the information acquired during driving has a visual nature. Good vision allows drivers to accurately perform driving-related tasks and to make safe decisions. However, according to the World Report on Vision published by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2019, at least 2.2 billion people around the world have substantial vision impairments that can lead to road traffic accidents. 

In this article, the Spanish Foundation for Road Safety (FESVIAL) and the University of Valencia present key facts from empirical studies on vision and road safety and based on this evidence, highlight an extensive list of actions they have rolled out, aimed at promoting an unprecedented positive change in Spain, in terms of vision and driving. Finally, they propose a list of recommendations to promote visual health among drivers, as it is a critical need for road safety worldwide.

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foto_dr._luis_montoro
Ph.D Full professor (Faculty of Psychology), researcher, consultant in Road Safety
,
javier_llamazares
Ph.D. Economist and Superior Technician in Prevention of Labor Risks
,
foto_jose_ignacio_lijarcio
Psychologist and PhD student at the University of Valencia
,
cristina_catala
Project Coordinator at the Spanish Road Safety Foundation (FESVIAL).
,
sergio_useche
Ph.D. Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the University of Valencia (Spain).
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