The International Organization of Road Accidentology

In 2014 the International Organization for Road Accidentology (OIAV) formally constitutes, which brings together researchers from the public and private sectors concerned with the social need for scientific accidentology practice, in the service of knowledge, road safety and justice, given the confusion and errors that create deviations and epistemological and methodological deficiencies that occur frequently in the research carried out for judicial authorities, insurers and official statistics (problem recognized in the White Paper on transport in the EU), as well as those studies with the same or similar deviations and deficiencies seeks to clarify and quantify the causes of the accident.

In short, speaking of road accidentology we talked about doing science with all that this implies; to know to apply it to road safety, stuff that is inseparable; and auxiliary to justice, because without the truth of what is and happens, it is impossible to give everyone his due.

Naturally all this is meaningless outside of society, to which the OIAV must be integrated into communication with institutions and organizations, both public and private sectors, ranging to the scientific perspective technique the common view that prevails on accidents and road safety, to facilitate the work effectively for those individual and social goods that are knowledge, road safety and justice. Without losing sight of the humanist essential feature that should guide any human activity.

The Committee on Conventions of Rey Juan Carlos University, at the regular meeting held on March 14, 2016, in accordance with the rules of supervision and approval of cooperation agreements, unanimously approved the signing of the “Framework Cooperation Agreement between the Rey Juan Carlos University and the International Organization of Road Accidentology (OIAV) for research and development.”

“The problem is not only that there is traffic accidents, but what little we know of why they occur and how little we do to avoid them.” Albert Einstein (1879-1955).