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Concrete results started to arise as from 2008, when Spanish Standardization body AENOR adopted the UNE135900:2008 standard, a revision of the first version introduced in 2005. Following massive public pressure, including calls for installation of motorcycle protective systems by Spanish motorsport celebrities, public authorities announced important investments for the installation of protective systems. The national motorcycle safety action plan includes the installation of hundreds of kilometers of protection systems, and further investments were made in product research for improvements in impact absorption and barrier design. SMART RRS[1], an EU co-funded research project coordinated by the University of Zaragoza, illustrates the new national dynamic created by the adoption of the Spanish standard.